Lee Gurga

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Lee Gurga is a past president of the Haiku Society of America and former editor of the journal Modern Haiku.

His books of haiku "In & Out of Fog" and "Fresh Scent" were awarded “First Prize” in the Haiku Society of America Book Awards His Haiku: A Poet’s Guide was recognized by the Haiku Society of America as the “Best Book of Criticism” for 2004.

He has twice been awarded The Haiku Foundation’s Touchstone Award. He has been the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Poetry Fellowship, and the Japan-America Society of Chicago's Cultural Achievement Award.

His haiku have been included in every major anthology of English-language haiku in the past 20 years, most recently in "The Haiku Anthology" (Norton, 1999) and "Haiku in English" (Norton, 2013).

He is currently editor of Modern Haiku Press. His weekly feature “C-U Haiku” has appeared in the Sunday News-Gazette for the past 5 years.

He available for lectures on haiku poetry and writing workshops.

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