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Lee Gurga

Former Board Member
Champaign, Illinois

Lee Gurga is a past president of the Haiku Society of America and a former editor of Modern Haiku. He was awarded an Illinois Arts Council Poetry Fellowship for his work in haiku in 1998. His Haiku: A Poet’s Guide was recognized by the HSA as the “Best Book of Criticism” for 2004. He received the Japan America Society of Chicago’s Achievement Award in 2007. He is currently editor of Modern Haiku Press. He lives in Champaign, Illinois.

driving
home
alone
no not alone
the
grass
hopper
re-
minds
me


forgotten
for
today
by the one true god
autumn
mosquito

orchid
scent
a promise
and
a
kiss

 

Publications by Lee Gurga

A Mouse Pours Out. Battleground, IN: High/Coo Press, 1988.

The Measure of Emptiness. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1991.

Dogs Barking. Lincoln, IL: 1996.

In and Out of Fog. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1997.

Nine Haiku. Amherst, MA: Swamp Press, 1997. Signed.

Fresh Scent: Selected Haiku of Lee Gurga. Decatur, IL: Brooks Books, 1998.

Winter Sequence. Timberline Press, 1999.

A Penny Face Up. Charleston, IL: Tel-let, 2000.

Haiku: A Poet’s Guide. Lincoln, IL: Modern Haiku Press, 2003.

Haiku: Autumn Mosquito. Lincoln, IL: Modern Haiku Press, 2005.

In the Cottonwood Tops. Haiku series 2005, number 3. Ljubljana: Drustvo Apokalipsa, 2005.

 

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