From the Editors
On April 27, 2009, David Wright, the Editor, Directory of Periodicals for the Modern Language Association, approved our application to have Frogpond listed in the prestigious MLA International Bibliography. This means that students and scholars around the world who want to learn about the haiku and its related forms in English will now be able to find the Haiku Society of America’s offical journal in the company of other outstanding literary periodicals.
The implications of this cannot be overstated—MLA’s recognition of Frogpond means that haiku, senryu, renku, rengay, tan renga and haibun, in all their variations, as well as commentary and criticism involving these forms, have been officially recognized by the literary establishment as worthy of study by the hundreds of thousands of persons who consult the MLA International Bibliography each year.
As a consequence, those who submit essays and reviews to Frogpond will have to reference even more carefully any data, ideas or quotes not originating with them.
We want to thank Ce Rosenow at the University of Oregon for suggesting that we send an application to the MLA.
As always, we look forward to your feedback.
George Swede, Editor
Anita Krumins, Assistant Editor
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Toronto, ON M5S 2S8