Almost Unseen : Selected Haiku of George Swede

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This book, the selected haiku of George Swede, is the first of the Goodrich Haiku Master Editions--a clothbound series which celebrates the lifetime work of leading English-language haiku poets. Through a rigorous process of review of previous publications and existing unpublished works, a selection of the best work is selected for inclusion.

almost unseen
among the tangled driftwood
naked lovers

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George Swede was born in Riga, Latvia, on November 20, 1940, and has lived in Canada since 1947. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Psychology and the School of Justice Studies at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto. He has published 46 books and chapbooks including 29 poetry collections (15 exclusively haiku) and 8 books he edited or co-edited. His work has received over 70 awards and grants and he has given readings and workshops in hundreds of libraries, schools and universities across Canada as well as occasionally in Great Britain, Japan and the United States.

For ten years, he worked in various editorial capacities for Writers' Quarterly and for another year as the poetry editor for Poetry Toronto. He was also a guest editor for Brussels Sprout and Iron as well as a consulting editor for the publishers Houghton Mifflin and Douglas & McIntyre. He has also been on the Board of Directors of CANCOPY, on the Executive Board of The Writers' Union of Canada and a consultant for the Ontario Arts Council. In 1977, together with Eric Amann and Betty Drevniok, he co-founded Haiku Canada.

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