Haiku and the Seasons – an essay by Beverley George

Beverley George, former President of the Australian Haiku Society, offers her essay – entitled “Haiku and the Seasons”, also translated into Serbian by Sasa Vazic – for readers of “HaikuOz”.

Beverley’s piece was first published in the New South Wales Poets Union journal “Five Bells” 15 (1) in 2007-2008.

Both language versions were posted in “Haiku Reality” vol. 11 no. 19 Winter 2014.

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Copies of haiku anthology “A Vast Sky” available

Patricia Prime (editor, “Kokako”, New Zealand) wishes to advise Australian haiku poets who are contributors to the haiku anthology “A Vast Sky” that copies of this collection are now available.

Below, contributing poets will find the text of a message sent by Bruce Ross (from the United States), giving details about how to go about obtaining a copy of “A Vast Sky”.

Please note, however, that the first print-run for “A Vast Sky” has already sold out, such that the anthology will be reprinted in mid-May.

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Touchstone Distinguished Book Award to Ron C. Moss

Further congratulations go to leading Australian haiku poet, Ron C. Moss.

Having recently won the Heron’s Nest Readers’ Choice Award for 2014, Ron has just become one of three recipients of a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award for 2014, for “The Bone Carver” (published by Snapshot Press) – his new haiku collection that features a wide range of prize-winning poems.

Ron C. Moss also had a haiku shortlisted in the Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems.

Details regarding this set of awards can be viewed at this link: http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/touchstone-awards-for-2014

Another Australian haiku poet – Jan Dobb – likewise received recognition in this same set of awards.

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Haiku Bindii Willow Light Launch

Launch of Haiku Bindii: Willow Light

Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group are delighted to invite you to the launch of Haiku Bindii Vol. 2: Willow Light
To be launched by Rob Walker
Please join us at the Box Factory: 59 Regent St South, Adelaide from 2 pm on 25 April 2015

This is a free event. Refreshments will be served. Readings by the Bindii poets.

BINDII POETS: Judith Ahmed, Karin Anderson, Bett Angel-Stawarz, Maeve Archibald, Lynette Arden, Alexander Ask, Lee Bentley, Belinda Broughton, Dawn Colsey, Margaret Fensom, Jill Gower, Simon Hanson, Marilyn Linn, Julia Wakefield, Athena Zaknic.

Lynette Arden