Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Competition 2010

Congratulations to Dawn Bruce and Jo McInerney for winning joint first prize in the latest Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Competition.

Dawn’s winning haiku was:

a flow of shadows
along the river

While Jo’s haiku was:

bare hills
the horizon looped
between post and wire

As Jacqui Murray says in her introduction to the Jack Stamm Anthology, ‘Both haiku have an elegant but non-obtrusive complexity that throws up one image whilst inviting more’.

Congratulations also to Jan Dobb for her lovely haiku that was awarded third prize:

from the sound of thunder
a rain drop

Greg Piko

The Heart of Haiku by Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield, translator with Mariko Aratani of the poety of Shikibu and Komachi in the ‘Ink Dark Moon’ has had a new e-book about Basho released by Amazon in the Kindle Singles series.

The new book is titled ‘The Heart of Haiku’ and is based on a lecture she gave several years ago. It is available from:

Beverley George