AHS Haiga Kukai – Call for submissions 

The AHA is delighted to announce that it will be holding its first Haiga Kukai on the first day of spring.  Two images by Ron Moss will be displayed on the AHA website from 1st September and poets are invited to submit one previously unpublished haiku inspired by each image from that time until 7th September.  Ron will then select the winning haiku which will be displayed on the AHA website.

Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.

Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section.

By entering the competition, entrants agree to make their haiku available for use on the AHS website, although the copyright will remain with the author

No correspondence will be entered into regarding winning entries.

tinywords submissions close August 31

Submissions for tinywords will close on August 31 (with contributions needing to be received in the United States by 6.00 p.m. Pacific time on that date). Preferably unpublished, up to five haiku, tanka or other small poems can be offered. Using the form supplied online, interested poets will need to have created their own account in order to submit, if they do not have one already. Further details can be accessed through: http://tinywords.com/submit/ – enquiries can be made through: editors@tinywords.com.


Wollumbin Haiku Workshop was formed in 2004 by John Bird, who invited Nathalie Buckland and Quendryth Young, all members of the Australian Haiku Society, to join him in discussing the haiku genre, the sharing of literature and rigorous criticism of each others’ work. Full-day monthly gatherings were held at the home of Quendryth in Alstonville NSW, with Nathalie and John travelling 50 and 45 kilometers respectively.


Cloudcatchers Ginko No. 42 (winter)

9.30 am at Bangalow Weir, NSW

Thursday 4 August 2016

Wild-wild winds and rain hurtled up the coastline of the Far North Coast all the night before, with outside furniture flung across courtyards, trees down, and litter all over the roads. The ginko was in doubt, but twelve Cloudcatchers gathered anyway. The venue was the Bangalow Weir on Byron Creek, an inland waterway coursing via the Wilson and Richmond Rivers to the sea. This was the winter weather of where we live, and we were in it. Continue reading “Cloudcatchers Ginko No. 42 (winter)”

Bob Jones’s “Haiku Nature” on THF


Bob Jones’s instructive and accessible PhD dissertation “Haiku Nature”, most chapters of which were published over six years in Modern Haiku, is now available as a download from The Haiku Foundation’s Digital Library. It can be accessed at http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/items/show/2361

You can also view some of Bob’s thoughts on karumi in haiku, reposted from the HaikuOz archives, in Haiku Musings.