George Swede is a poet, editor and educator. He has published 51 books and chapbooks with various publishers in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, with 31 being collections of his own poetry. His two latest books are
Joy In Me Still and White Thoughts, Blue Mind, both of which appeared in
2010. He is the current Editor of Frogpond: The Journal of the Haiku Society of America.
in first full bloom the apricot tree—joy in me still