Haiku Performance and Ginko at the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival – Thursday 23rd August

A haiku event will take place at the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival, Auburn on Thursday 23rd August, 10:00 – 11:00am. The event will include a haiku reading by a group of haiku poets and a ginko led by AHS President, Vanessa Proctor.

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Persimmon

This book is a delight, square in shape and persimmon-coloured, it is beautifully produced with deep green flyleaf covers and plenty of space around the text giving the haiku the room it deserves. The artwork of persimmons on the front cover by Eiko Mori and Richard Steiner’s artwork on the back is appealing and gives the reader the impression that a great deal of thought has gone into this book’s creation. Continue reading “Persimmon”

Illawong Haiku Group Winter Ginko July 2018

Illawong Haiku Group commenced our second year together with a Winter ginko on Tuesday 31st July. This is our first meeting report on the AHS website.

We decided due to the unpredictable weather to hold an indoor meeting. The venue was Hazelhurst Arts Centre at Gymea where an exhibition charting the career of Marion Hall Best, one of Australia’s first and most influential independent interior designers is currently featuring. Continue reading “Illawong Haiku Group Winter Ginko July 2018”

Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 4 August 2018

Haiku Workshop: Haiku: Beyond the Basics

Lynette Arden presented some ideas to extend us beyond the usual guidelines provided for writing haiku in English.

Japanese thought:

wabi sabi

  1. how it originated
  2. concepts used in haiku

Terms such as yugen and karumi (karumi as discussed by Susumu Tachiguchi (in World Haiku Review)

Martin Lucas in his essay Haiku as poetic spell: argues that haiku in the West has concentrated too much on content and must also look to the poetic element of haiku, as in the value of words and how they are used. Continue reading “Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 4 August 2018”

Windfall: Australian Haiku

Windfall: Australian Haiku issue 7, 2018 closed for submissions at midnight on 31st July 2018, in accordance with terms of entry and the notices published on the AHS web-site throughout the month.

A record number of entries was received and the publisher and the editor would like to thank Australian haiku poets for their interest and support. It is envisaged that all who submitted will receive notification of acceptance or non-acceptance within the next four weeks.

Beverley George
Editor: Windfall: Australian Haiku

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Even Canberra’s winter could not chill the warmth of our spirits as we met once again at The Oaks for coffee and haiku talk. Following the hearty greetings – Gregory Piko, Marietta McGregor, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Glenys Ferguson and Jan Dobb – things got into swing.

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Members’ News July 2018

Welcome to our Members’ News for July. Thank you once again to those who sent in items of interest, that is always appreciated.

Congratulations Cloudcatchers on their 50th!

Meeting for their fiftieth seasonal ginko was indeed an occasion for celebration. They met at Torakina Park by the mouth of the Brunswick River where the first Cloudcatcher gathering took place on 5 December 2005. What a splendid bounty of haiku they have given us over the years – an inspiration to us all.

You can revisit the celebration (Cloudcatcher style) here

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