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Francine Joy Porad, American Poet, painter. Recipient 1st prize International Tanka competition Poetry Society Japan, Tokyo, 1993, Itoen Tea award Haiku International, Tokyo, 1996, 98.


Porad, Francine Joy was born on September 3, 1929 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Daughter of Morris H. and Gertrude (Volchok) Harvitz.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Washington, 1976.


Founder, coordinator Haiku Northwest Poets/Readers, Mercer Isle, Washington, 1988—2000. Editor Brussels Sprout, 1988-1995. Co-editor Haiku Northwest Anthology, Seattle, 1996, Red Moon Press, Berryville, Virginia, 1996.

Workshop presenter Haiku Canada, Toronto and Alymer, Quebec, Canada, 1992, 95, Haiku North America, California, Toronto, 1993, 95, Haiku North America, Oregon, 1997, Haiku International, Tokyo, 1997. Judge International Haiku Contest New Zealand Poetry Society, 1995, People's Haiku & Senryu Contest, Canada, 1999, San Francisco Contest for Haiku Poets of North California, 1992, Hawaii Education Association, Honolulu, 1995, 99, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Women (Seattle) International Poetry Contest, 2000, Florida State Poetry Association Contest, 2003.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Connections, 1986, Pen and Inklings, 1986, After Autumn Rain, 1987, Blues on the Run, 1988, Free of Clouds, 1989, Without Haste, 1989 (Cicada Chapbook award 1990), Hundreds of Wishes, 1990, A Mural of Leaves, 1991, Joy is My Middle Name, 1993, The Patchwork Quilt, 1994 (Haiku Society of America Merit Book 1994), Waterways, 1995 (Haiku Canada Sheet Book series 1995), All Eyes, 1995, Ladies and Jellyspoons, 1996, Extended Wings, 1996, Moon, Moon, 1997, Fog Lifting, 1997, All the Games, 1997, Let's Count The Trees, 1998 (Haiku Canada Sheet Selection 1998), (with M. Mountain) Cur*rent, 1998, The Perfect Worry-Stone, 2000, (with K. Kondo and M. Mountain) Other Rens, 2000, Other Rens Book Two and Book Three, 2000, Trio of Wrens, 2000, Second Blooming, 2001, Other Rens Book Five and Book Six, 2001, Other Rens Book Seven, 2001, Other Rens Book Eight, 2002, Other Rens Book Nine, 2002, Other Rens Book Ten, 2003, Probably: 'Real' Renga Sorta, 2002, Probably: 'Real' Renga Sorta 2, 2003, Sunlight Comes and Goes, 2004, (with M. Mountain) Pieces, 2005, Buzzwords, 2005.


Member National League American Penwomen (treasurer 1992-1994, Owl award 1982, 92, 1st prize state art exhibition Frye Museum 1993, 1st place Haiku, 1995), Haiku Society of America (president 1993-1994, Merit book 1994, judge 1997, Brady Senryu Contest Her Majesty award 1997, Merit book award 2001, San Francisco International Haiku award 2002, Sora award 2004), Heron's Nest award, 2003), Northwest Watercolor Society (treasurer 1980-1985), Women Painters Washington (vice president 1987, board 1985-1993).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: computer fun, traveling.


Married Bernard L. Porad, June 12, 1949 (deceased). Children: Laurie, Bruce, Ken, Constance, Marci, Jeffrey.

Morris H. Harvitz

Gertrude (Volchok) Harvitz

Bernard L. Porad

Laurie Porad

Bruce Porad

Ken Porad

Constance Porad

Marci Porad

Jeffrey Porad