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Prior Notification of AHS Spring 2018 Haiga Kukai

The Australian Haiku Society is delighted to announce that it will be holding a Haiga Kukai on the Spring equinox 2018. Two images by Ron Moss will be displayed on the AHS website from 23rd September and poets are invited to submit one previously unpublished haiku inspired by each image from that time until 29th September. Ron will then select the winning haiku which will be displayed on the AHS 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, which can be found at the bottom of the post.
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.
Please make sure that your name appears on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.

Red Kelpies Haiku Group # 17

September 2018

We’d been excitedly looking forward to our meeting with Canadian haiku poet Terry Ann Carter but we’d also been anxiously watching the weather in the week leading up to our meeting: the possibility of thunderstorms and hail were on the menu. As it turned out, we were lucky. Melbourne gave us a milder version of its traditional “four seasons in one day”, cold winds and scattered showers, with the sun breaking through now and then. Everyone was in bright spirits. As a bonus, guests Ron Moss from Tasmania and Melbourne poet Robbie Coburn joined us for the day. Delightfully, Robbie Coburn will be joining us next time as our newest group member.

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White Pebbles Spring Meeting

September 8th 2018

Early morning brought light rain and mist as a shared love of haiku brought members together at the lovely Gosford/Edogawa Commemorative Gardens. Some travelled very long distances: Gail from near Newcastle, and Kent on a four-hour drive from Bathurst. Colleen came from The Entrance and Maire and I even closer by. Sadly a number of our members were unable to attend for reasons beyond their control and they were missed.

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Echidna Tracks Submissions

A reminder that Echidna Tracks will be accepting submissions for its second issue throughout October.

The theme for Issue 2 will be Landscapes

For this issue we invite (original, previously unpublished) haiku that respond to aspects of the rich and various landscapes of the Australian continent — from its coastal environments to its desert interior, its many kinds of forests, wetlands, rivers, bushland and landforms. We look forward to receiving haiku that share your moments of heightened awareness and deep connection with these natural places.

Haiku submissions for Echidna Tracks Issue 2 may be made via the form that will appear on the Submissions page throughout the month of October.

Please follow the guidelines on the submissions page. We look forward to reading your work.

Lynette Arden, Lyn Reeves & Simon Hanson

 

Red Dragonflies’ Spring Meeting, 1st September, 2018

First day of Spring!

What could be nicer than spending the morning discussing and workshopping haiku with the Red Dragonfly group at Vanessa Proctor’s home? Barbara Fisher, Beverley George and Dawn Bruce were in attendance. Unfortunately Cynthia Rowe and Willem Tibben were unable to make it.

We workshopped haiku about sewing, pianos, bees and honey and using spring as a verb.

The ever popular ‘haiku in a bowl’ was played with haiku written without names.

All this was enjoyed while tasting a delicious banana cake fresh from the oven.

Dawn Bruce

THF Per Diem

Australian haiku poet Rob Scott is guest editor for this month’s Per Diem on The Haiku Foundation. Each day during September a haiku touching on the theme of sport will be featured on the THF website. The collection is certain to include a rich variety of sports and styles.