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George Swede was a member of the Department of Psychology at Ryerson from 1968 to 2006 (and Chair from 1998 to 2003). During his career at Ryerson as well as after, he also pursued his interests as a creative writer, editor and arts administrator. Some highlights include: co-founding Haiku Canada in 1977; editing the Canadian Haiku Anthology (Three Trees Press 1979); co-editing Global Haiku (Brooks Books, 2000) and Erotic Haiku (Black Moss Press, 2017); being named Honorary Curator of the Amercian Haiku Archives for 2008-2009; being elected the editor of Frogpond: Journal of the Haiku Society of America, 2008-2012 (the first Canadian along with Anita Krumins, retired Ryerson Commuications Professor, who was appointed as co-editor).
George Swede has also published 40 collections of poetry, the latest being Helices (Red Moon Press, 2016). which won the 2017 Leroy & Mildred Kanterman Memorial Book Award, First Place for the best collection of haiku, and a Portuguese/English chapbook, um mosquito no meu braço (Francisco Carvalho, translator for Eufeme, 2017). For more information about his life, awards, publications and positions go to Wikipedia or to his website at georgeswede.com.