Famous Reporter #41

The latest issue of Famous Reporter contains haiku by Lynette Arden, Sandra Simpson, Anne Benjamin, Beverley George, Graham Nunn, Maeve Archibald, Carmel Summers, Sharon Dean, Kathy Kituai, Lorin Ford, Greg Piko, Dawn Bruce, Carla Sari, Susan Murphy, Judith E.P. Johnson, Leonie Bingham, Peter Macrow, Arjun von Caemmerer, John Turner, Bob Jones and Ross Bolleter.

 

the 4th Haiku Pacific Rim Conference Terrigal, September 2009

A report of the 4th Haiku Pacific Rim Conference for Five Bells Vol 17 Nos 1&2, 2010 by convenor, Beverley George

together . . .
the way wind moves
over water
Vanessa Proctor

One of the features that distinguishes haiku from some other poetic genres is its sociable nature, which often includes the sharing of its creation, and interactive linking. Originally the starting verse (hokku) of renga, a writing game, established time, place and season. This opening poem was given individual status by Bashō in the 17th century and renamed haiku by Shiki and friends around 1900. Haiku are often written on a communal walk (ginko) and pasted up for anonymous peer-judging (kukai).

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