Born: July 28 1946 in Montreal Quebec, Canada
Resides: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Poet, cultural writer and lecturer, Janick (pronounced: Ya-nick) has been interested in haiku and tanka since 1998. She has edited four collective books - three of haiku. She is the author of three haiku/tanka personal collections. Her feature articles and presentations deal with how women poets have contributed to the advancement of haiku and tanka in Japan since the 9th century and in Canada and France since the 20th century. Her articles and reviews are published in French (Revue du tanka francophone, GONG of the French Association of Haiku) and bilingual (Revue Haiku Canada Review; temps libres/free times) literary journals and on Web sites (PLOC of the Association for the Advancement of Haiku). Her papers have been given in Quebec (Montreal), English Canada (Ottawa, Vancouver), the United States (North Carolina), France (Beauvais, Brittany, Lyon, Paris) and Japan (Tokyo). She initiated and co-organized the 3rd International Haiku Festival of the French Association of Haiku (Montreal, 2008).
Awards and Other Honors: Her poetry is recognized (in French) in international haiku contests such as Mainichi Shimbun (Tokyo, Japan) and Marco Polo Magazine (France). She is sometimes approached to serve as a judge for the annual contest held by the French Association of Haiku.
Books Published: D'âmes et d'ailes / of souls and wings introduced with an overview of tanka women poets since the 9th century in Japan and since the 20th century in France [English and French edition] (Editions du Tanka francophone, Laval, 2010). This collection received the Canada-Japan Award for 2010.