Francine Porad


Francine Porad lives, writes and paints in the Pacific Northwest. Former President of the Haiku Society of America; editor for eight years of "Brussels Sprout", an international journal of haiku and art. Porad holds a B.F.A. degree from the University of Washington; and continues to attend workshops for writers and artists. She has 22 collections of published haiku, and her haiku is in current issues of publications in the U.S., Canada, Engliand, Croatia, Australia, Romania and Japan. Haiku anthologies include HAIKU MOMENT (Charles E. Tuttle, 1993), HAIKU WORLD: An International Poetry Almanac, (Kodansha, 1996),1997 and 1998 RED MOON ANTHOLOGY (Red Moon Press). Porad is a frequent award-winner, guest lecturer, presenter, juror of national and international haiku/senryu/tanka competitions.

It is my pleasure to spotlight two selections of Francine Porad's haiku. They reveal a rich tapestry of her life, and of the haiku that is prominent in international journals from 1985 to the present. It will be a joy for the poets who have read these haiku in the original journals and Francine's collections to see them once more, and a windfall for the new poets who started writing in more recent years. Enjoy!

Carmen Sterba


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Francine Porad
Carmen's Selections

Pamela A. Babusci

Jerry Ball

Marjorie Buettner

Darrell Byrd

Yu Chang

Tom Clausen

Carlos Colon

Paul Conneally

Connie Donleycott

Carol 'Blackbird' Edson

Jeanne Emrich

Gerald England

Stanford M.Forrester

Garry Gay

Ferris Gilli

Raffael de Gruttola

Yvonne Hardenbrook

Christopher Herold

Dorothy Howard

Connie Hutchison

Winifred Jaeger

Betty Kaplan

Karen Klein

Karina Klesko

Joann Klontz

Elizabeth Searle Lamb

Peggy Willis Lyles


Mary Lee McClure

Michael McClintock

Robert Major

Paul David Mena

Paul Miller

Marlene Mountain

Marian Olson

Tom Painting

Doris Pearson

Elbert Pruitt

Joan Reeves

Bruce Ross

Carmen Sterba

John Stevenson

Alan Summers

George Swede

Hilary Tann

Cindy Tebo

Doris Thurston

Serge Tome

Max Verhart

Michael Dylan Welch

Billie Wilson

Ruth Yarrow

Cindy Zackowitz


a renga collection:

with Ruby Spriggs

with Yvonne Hardenbrook

with Marlene Mountain


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