Thanks once again to all those who helped make 2010 a successful year for The Haiku Foundation. Our final reckoning shows 2 businesses and 72 people donated cash for our general operating expenses, 21 people donated service to our specific offerings, and 88 individuals and presses donated books to our hard copy library. All these are significant increases over 2009, and suggests the impressive growth of the Foundation, with the likelihood of more to come.
One incentive to contribution offered in 2010 was a copy of Montage: The Book for all donations of $50 or more. Edited by Allan Burns, MTB is the largest anthology of English-language haiku ever assembled (more than 1100 poems) in a unique format, featuring galleries of like-minded poets on selected themes, arranged one per week (plus one for New Year, in the Japanese fashion). The result is a comparative study of ELH unlike anything else available anywhere. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to pick one up, we have fewer than a hundred copies left, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. The same deal still holds: anyone making a contribution of $50 or more will receive a copy. And of course your donations are fully tax-deductible.
Thanks for helping THF off to a great start in the New Year.