Francine Porad Photo


Francine Porad started producing art since the 1970's. She exhibited her work in multiple one-woman and juried shows in the Pacific Northwest, nationally and internationally. Awards include the Adirondacks National, National League of American Pen Women's Washington State Art Competition. In addition to her contributions to the world of art Ms. Porad is a past president of the Haiku Society of America and eight-year editor of Brussels Sprout, an international journal of haiku and art. She has won many honors, and juried many international competitions.

When asked to summerize her philosophy on art and poetry, Francine Porad replied with this haiku:

dear God
thank you
my work: my joy.

Jazz Butterfly


  • 1976 University of Washington, BFA Painting
  • Seminars: (Art) William Ivey, Jack Tworkov, Peggy Zehring, Frederick Franck (Poetry) Carolyn Forche, Nelson Bentley, David Wagoner


  • Gross, Dr. Larry. How To Write And Publish Poetry,TheWORDshop, Tallahassee, 1998 and 1989 editions
  • Rosenow, Ce. "Artist and Poet: Francine Porad"
    Northwest Literary Forum, Summer 1995, pp. 30-39
  • Rosenow, Ce."All Eyes" Portlandia Review of Books, Fall 1995
  • Martin, Christine. Close-up Interview: Francine Porad. "Haiku Expands Horizons" 1995 Poet's Market, pp. 70-71
  • Becker, Bart. "Woven Watershades - Francine Porad." Stepping Out Number 25, August 1987, pp. 11-20.
  • Sato, Kazuo. From Japanese Haiku to English Haiku, Nan'un-do Publishing Co., Ltd., 1987


  • Top 100 Writers 2005, Int'l Biographical Centre from Cambridge, England
  • Francine Porad Haiku Award established by Washington Poets Association in 2004
  • Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award 1st Place, Art by Porad, 2002
  • Women Painters of Washington, Sydney Museum, Port Orchard, WA 2001
  • Mainichi Yearly Haiku Contest, Japan, HM 1999
    The Cicada Award, 1999
  • Linked haiku, co-authored with Marlene Mountain
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, 53rd Edition, 2001; 1999; 1997


CD Screen Saver ©2001 $15.00 + postage/handling $1.00 80 artwork samples by Francine Porad. Cover Design ©2001 Kathleen P. Decker

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Life Member article from the WPW Newsletter


Francine Porad


Sunlight Comes and Goes #1
Sunlight Comes and Goes #1
aquamedia - 14 x 10"


Sunlight Comes and Goes #3
Sunlight Comes and Goes #3
14 x 10"

Sunlight Comes and Goes #4
Sunlight Comes and Goes #4
14 x 10"


aquamedia 12 x 20"


Sunlight Comes and Goes #2
Sunlight Comes and Goes #2
aquamedia collage
14 x 10"


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