Tom Painting taught middle and high school creative writing for seventeen years at School of the Arts in Rochester, NY, as well as writing workshops at Writers and Books, Rochester’s literary center.
He has been active in the international haiku community for more than a decade. He served as first and second vice-president of the Haiku Society of America and was coeditor of the 2005 HSA member’s anthology. Most recently Tom taught a haiku course for adults at The Institute for Lifelong Learning at Emory University.
“Haiku is a way of rendering one’s world, both present and past in such a way as to find delight in the most ordinary of things.”