Charles Trumbull is retired from editing and publishing positions at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Encyclopædia Britannica. A past president of the Haiku Society of America and recipient of its Sora Award for service to the HSA in 2008, from 2006 to 2013 he was editor of the journal Modern Haiku. In 2013–14 he was Honorary Curator of the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library, and he served as secretary of the New Mexico State Poetry Society in 2013. His haiku chapbook, Between the Chimes, was published in 2011 and his book of New Mexico haiku, A Five-Balloon Morning in June 2013.