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George Swede

2012

George Swede received his B.A.(Hons. Psych.) from the University of British Columbia in 1964 and his M.A. (Expm. Psych.) from Dalhousie University in 1965. His poetry, fiction and non-fiction have appeared in numerous books, anthologies, periodicals and miscellaneous publications around the world and have been translated into 22 languages. From 2008-2012, he was the first Canadian editor of Frogpond: Journal of the Haiku Society of America. His involvements with TWUC include being Treasurer (1992-93) and Membership Chair (1993-1996). A former Professor and Chair of Psychology at Ryerson University, he lives with writer Anita Krumins in Toronto's Seaton Village.

E-mail: gswede@bell.net
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Publications

Almost Unseen: Selected Haiku by George Swede. Decatur, IL: Brooks Books, Goodrich Haiku Master Editions, 2000.
There Will Always be a Sky. editor. Toronto: Houghton Mifflin/Nelson, 1993.
I Want to Lasso Time. Toronto: Simon & Pierre, 1991.
Time is Flies. Toronto: Three Trees Press, 1984.
Tell-Tale Feathers. Fredericton, NB: Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1978.
First Light, First Shadows. Liverpool, U.K.: Snapshot Press, 2006
Joy In Me Still. Edmonton: Inkling Press, 2010
White Thoughts, Blue Mind. Edmonton: Inkling Press, 2010
Unwinding. Toronto: Missing LInk Press, 1974
Endless Jigsaw. Toronto: Three Trees Press, 1978
A Snowman, Headless. Fredericton, NB: Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1979
Wingbeats. La Crosse, WI: Juniper Press, 1979
As Far As The Sea Can Eye. Toronto: York Publishing, 1979
This Morning's Mockingbird. Battle Ground, IN: High/Coo Press, 1980
Eye to Eye with a Frog. La Crosse, WI: Juniper Press, 1981
All of Her Shadows. Battle Ground, IN: High/Coo Press, 1982
Flaking Paint. Toronto: Underwhich Editions, 1983
Tick Bird: Poems for Children. Toronto: Three Trees Press, 1983
Canadian Haiku Anthology, editor. Toronto: Three Trees Press, 1979
Cicada Voices: Selected Haiku of Eric Amann, editor. Battle Ground, IN: High/Coo Press, 1983
The Modern English Haiku. Toronto: Columbine Editions, 1981
The Universe Is One Poem, editor. Toronto: Simon & Pierre, 1990
Global Haiku: Twenty-five Poets World-wide, editor (with Randy Brooks). Decatur, IL: Brooks Books, 2000
Frozen Breaths. Glen Burnie, MD: Wind Chimes Press, 1983
Bifids. Toronto: CURVD H&Z, 1984
Night Tides. London, ON: South Western Ontario Poetry, 1984
High Wire Spider: Poems for Children. Toronto: Three Trees Press, 1986
The Space Between (with Eric Amann & LeRoy Gorman). Glen Burnie, MD: Wind Chimes Press, 1986
Where Even the Factories Have Lawns (with John Curry). Toronto: Gesture Press, 1988
Leaping Lizard: Poems for Children. Stratford, ON: Three Trees Press, 1988
I Throw Stones at the Mountain. Glen Burnie, MD: Wind Chimes Press, 1988
Holes In My Cage: Poems for Young Adults. Stratford, ON: Three Trees Press, 1989
Leaving My Loneliness. Pointe Claire, QU: King's Road Press, 1992
Five O'Clock Shadows (with George Amabile, Leonard Gasparini, Seymour Mayne & Ted Plantos). Toronto: Letters Bookshop, 1996
My Shadow Doing Something. Enfield, CT: Tiny Poems Press, 1997
Creativity: A New Psychology. Wall & Emerson, 1993
embryo: eye poems. Iņšpress, 2013
Le Haïku moderne en Anglais (Daniel Py, Translator) . Rosny-sous-Bois: Éditions unicité, 2013
micro haiku: three to nine syllables. Iņšpress, 2014
Helices. Red Moon Press, 2016
um mosquito no meu braço. (Francisco Carvalho, Translator). Leça da Palmeira, Portugal: Poetas Da Eufeme, 2017
Erotic Haiku: Of Skin On Skin, editor (with Terry Ann Carter). Windsor, ON: Black Moss Press, 2017

Awards

Japan Foundation Grant for tour of Japan, 1997.
First Prize, Free Style, Mainichi Daily News Haiku in English Contest, 1993.
Japan Air Lines Foundation Grant for tour of Japan, 1990.
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice for Tick Bird: Poems for Children, 1984
Co-winner, mini-chapbook competition, High/Coo Press for All of Her Shadows, 1982.
First Prize, The Snapshot Press Tanka Collection Competition for First Light, First Shadows, 2005
Grand Prize (Taisho) for Kusamakura International Haiku Competition, 2011
Honorary Life Membership, Haiku Canada, 2007
Honorary Curator, American Haiku Archives for California State Library, Sacramento, 2008-09
Second Prize, Haiku in English Contest for Mainichi Daily News, 2008
Second Prize (Tokusen) for Kusamakura International Haiku Competition, 2010
Honorable Mention, the Haiku Foundation Touchstone Book Award for Joy In Me Still, 2010
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice for Time Is Flies: Poems for Children, 1985
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice for High Wire Spider: Poems for Children, 1987
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice for Holes In My Cage, 1991
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice for I Want To Lasso Time, 1992
Scorpion Prize 19 for Roadrunner, 10:1 (Judge: Marjorie Perloff), 2010
First Honorable Mention for Joy In Me Still for Kanterman Book Awards, Haiku Society of America, 2011
Scorpion Prize 26 for Roadrunner, 12:2 (Judge: Mark Wallace), 2012
Scorpion Prize 21, A runner-up for Roadrunner, 10:3 (Judge: Tom Raworth), 2010
Honorable Mention, The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Book Award for micro haiku: three to nine syllables, 2014
Honorable Mention, Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards for micro haiku: three to nine syllables, 2015
First Place, Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards for Helices. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2017
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