Born: May 04 1946 in Spokane Washington, USA
Resides: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
E-mail: jforce (at) shaw (dot) ca
I hold a Ph.D. in education and currently supervise graduate research projects at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. I have published over 250 haiku and related forms of poetry in over 30 journals from ten different countries. I have recently, as of 2010, returned to writing haiku after a fourteen-year hiatus.
Awards and Other Honors: First Place, the Haiku Society of America's Renga Competition (1994) ["after the thunder," written with Joanne Morcom and Sister Mary Jane MacPherson].
Books Published: Frogs Singing (Duck Island Press, Calgary, AB, Canada, 1993) [20 pages, paperback].
Credits: "dawn" - Blithe Spirit 4:2 (1994); "rising moon" - Haiku Spirit 4 (1995); "snail my friend" - Frogpond XVII:2 (1994); "summer rain" - Modern Haiku XXV:1 (1994); "summer heat" - Tidepool 11 (1994); "stargazing" - Presence 2 (1996).