Jim Kacian interviewed Australian haiku and tanka poet, Beverley George, at Haiku Aotearoa 3 which was held in New Zealand during 2012. The video of the interview went up on The Haiku Foundation web-site on November 22nd, 2013 and can be viewed at:
In 2014 paper wasp is celebrating its 20th birthday, making it the longest running Australian journal dedicated to haiku and its related forms still in print. The journal was founded in 1994 by Jacqui Murray, John Knight and Ross Clark. The team was later strengthened by the legendary Janice M Bostok and, a short time later, by Katherine Samuelowicz.
paper wasp will mark this very special year with four unique issues. Two will take both paper wasp and haiku in new directions. For that reason, acceptance of broad-spectrum submissions is temporarily suspended.
Poets will, however, be given plenty of opportunities to spread their wings. The June issue will be dedicated to contemporary and experimental haiku, the September issue to senryu and, December to haiku with an Australian flavour/theme – for which overseas contributions are very welcome. Submission dates are May 1, August 1 and November 1. The March issue will be a nostalgic look back at haiku from paper wasp’s early issues.
Mail: paper wasp, 14 Fig Tree Pocket Rd, Chapel Hill, Qld 4069, Australia
Past president of the Australian Haiku Society, Beverley George, was invited by an’ya, Principal Editor of UHTS (United Haiku and Tanka Society), to be the featured poet of the Premier Edition in January 2014. Details can be viewed at: