Haiku Magazine Review

Modern Haiku

Modern Haiku is the oldest and most respected journal of haiku and haiku studies outside Japan. It was founded by Kay Titus Mormino, who edited the magazine from 1969 until 1977. Modern Haiku publishes haiku, senryu, haibun, essays, translations, and book reviews. Robert Spiess served as editor and publisher from 1978 until his death in 2002. It continues today, edited by Lee Gurga, as the longest continuous English-language haiku magazine, appearing three times a year with approximately 96 to 128 pages.

Modern Haiku should be noted as the most thorough source of book reviews among English-language haiku journals. It continues today, with Lee Gurga serving as the editor.


Please direct all correspondence to:

Modern Haiku
Lee Gurga, Editor
PO Box 68
Lincoln, IL 62656

Editor & Publisher: Lee Gurga
Associate Editor: Charles Trumbull
Art Editor: Lidia Rozmus
Web Editor: Randy Brooks

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Volume 32, no. 1
Winter 2001


Robert Spiess
Editor from 1978-2002

October 16th, 1921
March 13th, 2002

a turtle shell
turned over in his bed
the haiku he left behind

     Randy Brooks

You may want to see haiku in memorium
to Robert Spiess at the World Haiku Review website:


If you would like your book or magazine or web site featuring haiku to be featured at this web site, send a review copy or contact information to: Brooks Books, 6 Madera Court, Taylorville, IL 62568