Janine Allwright, our new Publisher/Editor, is a graduate student at Walden University and is in the lengthy process of completing her dissertation in public policy and administration, with a focus on refugee policy.
Janine is a poetry enthusiast and was first introduced to the dissertation haiku on a slow writing day, while working on her dissertation's literature review. By chance, Janine discovered the Dissertation Haiku website created by Drew Steen in 2007. After a discussion with Drew, Janine upgraded the website to a deservingly stand-alone site and revived the haiku archive, which features hundreds of dissertation haiku submitted by students and graduated students up until 2013.
The new website was launched in 2016 and is now fully active again after a three-year hiatus. Janine will be publishing all newly submitted haiku on a regular basis. In addition, Janine will be tweeting any outstanding and eye-catching haiku, so be sure to follow us on Twitter!