Modern Haiku Archive

1,000 Posts Review, From August 2016:

“This morning I am reading at the Modern Haiku Archive web site.  So interesting to read from the early years to the current years at Modern Haiku. Paul Miller is the current editor, and more information about their staff can be read here.”

Today I am reading again, and note the Volume 1 – 10 Modern Haiku Covers Index.

Modern Haiku is a print journal. Please see their site for more information. There is much to read and view there.

As a general note, I enjoy viewing cover art and learning about design. I am interested in the credits for books, journals, blogs, etc.

Ellen Grace Olinger
August 2016 and April 2019
1,000 Posts Review

Grammatical Patterns And Composition by Enola M. Borgh

My mother was a professor in the English Department at The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  A few years ago, one of her books was reprinted and I bought a copy from Amazon.  The book is on a shelf near my computer.

I began writing poetry in high school.  My mother wisely let me discover my own path.   One day she said, “If you’re a writer, you’ll write.”  When I was older, she encouraged me to learn a form.  Then I discovered haiku, and began subscribing to Modern Haiku in 1993.  I remember she sent me a postcard and said I seemed comfortable with the form.

Mom especially enjoyed novels.  For me, many more poetry books than novels.  We watched movies and went to bookstores.  We enjoyed Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.

During her last illness, I read aloud to her.  We shall meet again.

This is her book:

Grammatical Patterns And Composition
Enola M. Borgh
Copyright, Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, 1963
First Printing, June, 1963

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Modern Haiku: An Independent Journal Of Haiku And Haiku Studies

The new issue of Modern Haiku (Volume 46.3, Autumn 2015) arrived recently.  Paul Miller is the current editor of this print journal.  I am especially interested to read “Children’s Haiku Books: An Annotated Bibliography,” by Brad Bennett.

There is also content from past issues online, at the Modern Haiku website.  Randy M. Brooks is the Web Editor.