Ron C. Moss wins Heron’s Nest Readers’ Choice Award 2014

Leading Australian haiku poet Ron C. Moss has won the prestigious Heron’s Nest Readers’ Choice Award for 2014 for the following haiku (included in the December issue):

old horses
endless days of rain
in their eyes

This haiku received 25 nominations, totalling 188 points.

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Launching Ron C. Moss’ The Bone Carver & Windfall 3

Ron C. Moss’ collection of prize-winning haiku The Bone Carver will be launched by Beverley George (former President of the Australian Haiku Society) on Friday, February 20.

To commence at 5.30 p.m., the launch will take place at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts (Ground Floor, 91 Murray Street, Hobart).

RSVP to Ron C. Moss,

Signed copies of The Bone Carver are available by mail by contacting this address.

Following the launch of Ron’s book, Robyn Mathison will also launch Windfall: Australian Haiku, Issue 3, edited by Beverley George and published by Peter Macrow through Blue Giraffe Press.

Supporters of Australian haiku in a position to do so are strongly encouraged to attend

Windfall Issue 3: 2015

‘Windfall: Australian Haiku’ Issue 3 2015 has now been mailed to all subscribers.

The issue features the work of 53 Australian poets and is published by Peter Macrow’s Blue Giraffe Press, edited by Beverley George, with a cover design by Ron C Moss.

The annual submission window for Windfall is July only.

Send up to six haiku on an Australian theme to

For subscriptions and all other business, write with an SSAE to the publisher:

Peter Macrow
6/16 Osborne Street
Sandy Bay Tasmania 7005

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Issue # 30 of Shamrock now online

The new issue of Shamrock (No. 30) is now available online at:

It has a big selection of English-language haiku from all over the world, plus translated haiku (from Belorussian), as well as two haibun.

It also announces the winners of Shamrock Readers’ Choice Award for the best haiku and senryu published in Shamrock in 2014.

Many thanks to all contributors. Hopefully readers will enjoy this latest edition.

Irish Haiku Society

February 08, 2015

Result from Golden Triangle Haiku Contest

Australian haiku poet Simon Hanson has won second place in the Golden Triangle Haiku Contest in the United States with the following haiku:

midnight snow
whispers of light
in the darkness

The competition was winter-themed. Sixty poems were chosen for display in flower beds along the streets of Washington DC during the American winter.

Simon was also awarded an honourable mention and given runner-up for three other haiku in this contest.

February 2015 Meeting of Bindii Japanese Genres Poetry Group

Bindii Meeting: 7 February 2015 was held at the Box Factory, Adelaide from 12 pm – 2 pm.

The meeting, chaired by Lee Bentley, concentrated on organizational details for the launch of our new anthology: Haiku Bindii: Willow Light. The anthology will be launched on Saturday 25 April 2015 at the Box Factory Community Centre.

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