Ginko With Lysenko: #17

Traditional haiku is sometimes about the changing of the seasons so the last day of winter, 31 August, is a perfect date for a haiku walk in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens.

Meet just before 11am at The Terrace tea rooms beside the Ornamental Lake. The closest entry point is through Gate A, which is on the corner of Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street.

Bring pen and notebook. Also, please bring your own lunch or buy some from the expensive café.

Costs: $20 full
$12 concession

As places are limited, please contact Myron if you wish to attend at :

Hobart Workshops: The Art of Haiku

Fullers’ Cafe Poet, Lyn Reeves, will hold a series of haiku workshops at Fullers Bookshop in Hobart.

10.00am – 11.30am, Saturdays 17th August – 14th September

Explore the traditions and contemporary practice of these ‘capsules of poetic insight’ in a series of four workshops, followed by a ginko (haiku walk) in St. David’s Park. This course is aimed at people with an interest, but little or no knowledge of these brief but potent poems.

Numbers strictly limited. Please


Under the Basho

Under the Basho – a new haiku journal

Under the Basho will be published twice a year and welcomes haiku of five different styles: Traditional Haiku; Stand-Alone Hokku; Modern Haiku, One-Line Haiku, and, Concrete Haiku (Architectural).

Submission deadlines are August 15th for the September Issue and February 15th for our March Issue.

All submission information and details are posted on our website/journal: . If there are any questions, please click the “Contact Us” button for direct email to us. Please let me know if you need anything else.

Don Baird

Bindii Renku Workshop

Bindii Group Workshop on Renku by Lee Bentley

The meeting of Bindii on 3 August was a Renku workshop organized by Lee Bentley.
Five members attended the meeting. Lee outlined the principles of renku and the history of renga/renku. This was followed by a more detailed look at how the method of link and shift is used to build a renku.

The group then read a kasen renku The Click of Mahjong Tiles together with the analysis of the links used to construct the renku.
Led by Lee Bentley, the group then began work on their own Junicho renku.
The meeting finished at 2 pm. Lee Bentley is considering organizing an extra meeting for those interested in renku or rengay. Interested members will be advised.


2 November (Saturday) 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Box Factory
Haibun with Maeve Archibald (Box Factory booking). This will be the final meeting at the Box Factory for the year. Workshop will include 30 mins lunch break.

Lynette Arden
3 August 2013