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Many haiku of quality combine unexpectedness with inevitability
—that “shock of mild surprise” (Blyth), followed immediately by
the felt-significance of “Of course, that’s just as it is.” — Robert Spiess

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Blossom Moon: Waukesha Haiku Group
edited by Lee Gurga & Kelly Sauvage Angel

Haiku 2020 edited by Lee Gurga & Scott Metz

A History of Modern Haiku by Charles Trumbull
Lincoln, IL: Modern Haiku Press, 2019


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recent featured essays:

Grayson, David. "Ambassador of Haiku: The Poetry of Garry Gay." Modern Haiku 50.1, Winter-Spring 2019.


Modern Haiku Press is pleased to share a cumulative collection of book reviews and featured essays
from each issue starting with Modern Haiku 32.2, Summer 2001, through the present issue.

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