would like to thank everyone who has written for their kindness
and understanding as we try to carry on Bobs legacy at Modern
Haiku. I would particularly like to thank Charles Trumbull,
Lidia Rozmus, Randy Brooks, and Eva Hill for all their hard work
in getting the summer issue out on time. Without them it would
not have happened.
summer issue seems to have been well received, and we thank you
for your words of encouragement. There were several errors and
oversights in the issue, including a failure to print the deadline
for the fall issue. We regret any inconvenience our errors might
have caused and will work to correct the deficiencies subscribers
were kind enough to point out.
that we have all the systems in place, we are able to respond
to the normal number of submissions. Please feel free to resume
sending your normal frequency and number of submissions. We are
delighted to read and consider your best work at any time. When
submitting, be sure to put your name and address on each sheet
of submissions. Please make sure your name appears on the submissions
just as you would like it to appear in the journal. If you would
like to have comments on your work, please send a note to that
effect with your submissions.
you will discover, staff of MH did most of the book reviews and
notices for the current issue. In the future, we would like to
have a wider range of opinion in the book review section. If English-language
haiku is to grow as a serious art, it is important to have informed,
balanced, appropriately critical reviews of the current haiku
literature. We would encourage anyone who has an interest in reviewing
haiku books to inform us as well as letting us know of any individual
interests they might have. We would also appreciate it if you
would let us know about any books important to haiku that you
think might not have crossed our desk.
will do what we can to bring you the best haiku and senryu at
the most reasonable subscription rate possible, trying to maintain
a balance between quality and frugality. As you will probably
have noticed, the summer issue was printed on a higher quality
paper than previous issues.
rates increased this summer, which has made it necessary for us
to raise the basic subscription rate by one dollar. We hope to
be able to avoid any other increases for the coming year. If you
would like a bulk mail subscription, please renew your subscription
promptly after receiving notice that a renewal is due. If we receive
your renewal after the bulk mailing for the next issue, you may
have to wait several months before the next bulk mailing.
I will remain editor and publisher of the journal, Modern Haiku
Press will now be edited by Charles Trumbull. Charlie will continue
as proprietor of his own Deep North Press as well.
The following titles are still available from Modern Haiku Press:
Caribbean Haibun (1975, unbound) $10.00
The Shape of Water (1982) $12.00
A Years Speculations on Haiku (1995) $10.00
Some Sticks and Pebbles (2001) $9.00
Marsh (2001) $8.00
prices postpaid in the U.S.; elsewhere in North America, please
add $2 per book. Outside of North America, please add $4 per
book. If you would like any of these for your library, you might
think about getting copies now. When the last copies are gone,
they are gone.
would like to express my sincere appreciation for the many generous
contributions MH has received over the past several months. You
will notice there are several new friends of Modern Haiku.
We have just received an advance ruling on our tax-exempt status.
All donations (not subscriptions or purchases) to Modern Haiku
made after March 28, 2002 are deductible from your federal income
you have many haiku moments!