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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lee Gurga  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Lee Gurga on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Gurga was born and raissed in Chicago and currently resides in Lincoln, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gurga is a dentist and a poet. He is the Associate Editor for Haiku Journal and past president of Haiku Society.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

A Mouse Pouts Out
ISBN: 0913719897

Brooks Books. 1988

A Mouse Pours Out is Lee Gurga's first published collection of midwestern haiku and senryu. Gurga writes of family and cornfields, maggots and toy guns, arguments and love.

Midwest Haiku Anthology
ISBN: 0913719943

Brooks Books. 1992

An anthology featuring haiku by 54 poets who live or have lived in the Midwest, including statements of poetics related to their creative processes.

A Solitary Leaf: 1996 Haiku Society of America Anthology
ISBN: 0963146742

Brooks Books. 1997

Each year the Haiku Society of America sponsors publication of a member's anthology. A Solitary Leaf is the 1996 HSA Member's Anthology which features haiku by 107 members of the Haiku Society of America.

Fresh Scent : Selected Haiku of Lee Gurga
ISBN: 0913719862

Brooks Books. 1998

This book is a collection of 135 haiku by one of the leading haiku poets in the United States.

Haiku: A Poet's Guide
ISBN: 0974189405

Modern Haiku Press. 2003



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