Workshop on Janice Bostok and her contemporaries
Lynette Arden handed out information on the life of Janice Bostok, including comments about Janice’s impact on haiku poetry in Australia and USA.
Examples of work from Janice Bostok, Cor van den Heuvel, William J Higginson, Michael McClintock and Marlene Mountain were also distributed and read out by group members.
Janice Bostok’s book Amongst the Graffiti and Marlene Mountain’s book The Old Tin Roof are now available for download as PDF files at the following website: http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/
Other material about her life and work can be found at the following link:
GENERAL WORKSHOP: workshop of members’ haiku, haibun and tanka took up the remainder of the meeting.
Saturday 4 October
This will be a meeting focused on tanka.
Members are invited to bring in their tanka, tanka they admire, their thoughts, and thoughts and ideas from other sources, so we can find out what makes a tanka work and how to compose a successful tanka.
There will also be an opportunity for haiku and other Japanese genre poetry forms to be work-shopped later in the meeting.