Members News – Jeff Harpeng

In 2007, Jeff Harpeng released a collection of haibun: Quarter Past Sometime, published by Post Pressed.

Re: the opening piece in Quarter Past Sometime, Jeffrey Woodward (Haibun Today), said, “Birdlings Flats” by Jeff Harpeng probably illustrates the expressionist method at its best. From the opening sentence, the reader discovers himself in the presence of a poet who is master of the rhythms of his language and of the possibilities of his material…

Jeff was a featured reader with Janice Bostok at the second Words and Water Dragons haiku outreach event of the 2007 Queensland Poetry Festival and read from Quarter Past Sometime as a Post Pressed reader at the Maleny Writers Festival.

For the fourth time Jeff won the Haiku section of New Zealand Poetry Society International Contest as well as placing second in the open poetry section.

Three of his haibun will appear in the 2008 British Haiku Society Haibun Anthology. A new, longer haibun “Greetings From The Afterlife” appears on Haibun Today.

Jeff has been invited to run a renga workshop at the second New Zealand Haiku Conference in April.