The Haiku Foundation Committees are the vehicles through which most of our projects are realized, including planning, short- and long- term strategies of implementation, funding and maintenance. They are staffed by volunteers with a special interest and expertise in the topics they address. We are seeking volunteers for a number of committees. Read More »
|Thomas R. Borkowski, Treasurer of The Haiku Foundation, is chairperson of the Budget & Finance Committee. He is an international pilot with a major U.S. air carrier. He served two terms as Treasurer for the Haiku Society of America, and has had previous financial experience in managing a minor-league tennis association.|
|Mark Harris chairs the Touchstone Awards Committee, and also serves on The Haiku Foundation’s board. He is a specialist in the maintenance and display of art museum collections. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.|
|Gene Myers, editor of our blog Troutswirl, is a poet & journalist. His column, The Joy of Life features interviews and articles on whatever interests him, but especially the music scene. He resides in New Jersey.|
|Ron Moss and Garry Eaton are our Digital Co-Librarians, with Ron focusing on acquisitions and digitalization, and Garry on archiving and organization. Both have made their careers in other fields, but have strong interest in helping the haiku world preserve its greatest provenance, the work great and small produced by its poets.|
|Jim Kacian, besides serving as President of The Haiku Foundation, chairs the Publications Committee. To date the Foundation has produced one volume, Montage: The Book, edited by Allan Burns, which has successfully served as an incentive premium for donors. Additional volumes planned include the annual findings of the Hall of Fame Committee.||Allan Burns is the editor of Montage, both the weekly online series that appeared on The Haiku Foundation website from March to December of 2009 and the book, published in 2010, which collects the 43 original weekly galleries and adds 10 new ones. Montage juxtaposes the work of haiku poets, often from different times and places, in order to suggest something about the range and breadth of haiku in English. The book will be reprinted in slightly revised form for January 2013.||
The Education Committee chair remains vacant, and we are seeking candidates, but does include Ellen Olinger and Jim Kacian.