The Bindii group met at the Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide from 10.30 am to 1 pm on a very pleasant autumn morning.
Haiku Bindii, Journal of the Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group, Vol. 1, Journeys. Convenor: Lynette Arden (2011) 60 pp. ISSN 1839-4337.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.
In this collection, the first published by the Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group, is gathered the work of twenty Australian poets. The categories included are haiku, tanka, haiku and tanka sequences, Renku, haibun, tanka prose and haiga. The book is a beautifully produced collection, lavishly illustrated by haiga, photos and black and white drawings. Here, I’ve discovered familiar names, and new favourites among the poets represented.