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Survey says . . . THF Publications

Every September the Board of Directors and Associates of The Haiku Foundation are sent a survey. Their responses help to guide our growth and direction. We’d like to broaden our input, and so we’ll be asking you to respond to a series of questions, one per week, over the next half-year. Your replies will be weighed in our assessment of our performance.

Today’s question: THF Publications

Montage: The Book is in its second printing, and serves as a premium for donors who give $50 or more. The Montage archive, from which the book was developed, is available on the website. In preparation are half a dozen biographies/critical assessments of major poets, to be inaugurated possibly in 2015. Publication of a critical journal (Juxtapositions) is tabled for the time being.

Please assess how well The Haiku Foundation is delivering on this topic. Indicate your assessment of our performance to date by choosing one of the options:

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

Abandon

Please feel free to add additional comments. Thank you in advance for your consideration, and for helping us make The Haiku Foundation a better resource.

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  1. Excellent. Montage: The Book is a beautiful and timeless anthology. The other ideas mentioned sound excellent as well, as time and schedules allow.

    As I’ve written before, Montage is the textbook for several of the lesson plans on THF Education Wall. With the plans and Montage Archive etc., teachers, parents, students and many others are reading a wide variety of haiku, as they gradually begin to write their own poems. They may also wish to add the book to their libraries, though the lessons don’t require this.

    In the 1970s, when I was a new teacher, I remember going to a variety store and other places to buy materials for my new program. I know teachers do this all the time. I can only imagine how helpful the internet would have been. Yet now there is so much material, that the challenge is to review and assess. If teachers who wish to teach haiku visit here, as one example of good poetry sites, they know an editing and review process has taken place. They also see work-in-progress – for example the renku and in the Forum, which also provide ideas and models for appreciation and education.

    Montage: The Book is a beautiful work of art, in terms of design and production, as well as content. Congratulations on a second printing.

    Thanks as always, Ellen

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