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Volume 33.3
Autumn 2002

Memorial

Robert Clayton Spies(s)
October 16, 1921—March 13, 2002

 

POET—EDITOR—FRIEND

gently odd
a noddy
in tumbly digs
trying words
mumble mumble

                         — Robert Spiess

 

Just once,
everything, only for once. Once and no more. And we too,
once. And never again. But this
having been once, though only once,
having been once on earth—can it ever be cancelled?’

                                 —Rainer Maria Rilke

(taped to the wall of Bob’s study)

•   •   •

Robert Spiess
A Bit of Autobiography

•   •   •

The Haiku Gatekeeper
An Interview with Robert Spiess
by
Michael Dylan Welch

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A Tumbly Life of Haiku: Reading Robert Spiess
A Reader Response Essay
by
Randy Brooks

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Annual Spiess Memorial Contest

 

 

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