Richard Tice started writing haiku in the 1970s while teaching English in Japan. In the late 1980s he took over editorship of Dragonfly, adding translations of contemporary Japanese haiku. With an academic background in comparative literature, he has been especially interested in exploring the relationship of haiku and related forms between Japanese and English. Two collections of his haiku, Station Stop and Familiar and Foreign, have been published. Richard Tice recently retired as an English professor at Green River College.