Former Frogpond editor Francine Banwarth was the first choice for who was going to write the blurb on the back of my new haiku collection lifedeathetc/livdödetc. It was an easy decision to make as she has been a very important person in my writing development and personal journey as a haiku poet. Originally, the idea was that we would have three editors that have been important to me on the back cover, but when Francine first sent her text for the back of the book, both myself and my publisher, Jim Kacian, felt that nothing else was needed.
Francine has chosen many of the poems in lifedeathetc for the Haiku Society of Americas journal Frogpond. Haiku on pages 9, 31, 43, 64, 74 of lifedeathetc are among the poems selected by Francine and originally published in Frogpond.