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Modern Haiku


Modern Haiku was founded in Los Angeles in 1969 by editor Kay Titus Mormino as a quarterly. In 1972 it dropped to three issues a year. In 1978 Mormino passed the editorship to Robert Spiess who moved the journal to Madison, Wisconsin. Spiess was the journal's longest editor until 2002 when he turned it over to Lee Gurga due to ill health. Spiess passed away in 2002. Gurga, located in Illinois, edited the journal until 2006, when he passed the reins to Charles Trumbull in Chicago. In 2010 Trumbull moved the journal to New Mexico. For more information, please visit their website:

  • Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award

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