A Hundred Gourds 4:4 released

It’s the first day of spring in Melbourne. Blossoms are blooming, peas and broad beans are shooting up and the snails are leaving ample evidence that they’ve come out of hibernation. In North America, the bushfire/wildfire season is waning and the milder days of autumn approaching. The world still turns.

Welcome to the 16th issue of “A Hundred Gourds”, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry is now online for your reading pleasure.


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Results from the 2015 Creatrix Haiku Prize

Congratulations to Simon Hanson for winning second prize in the 2015 Creatrix Haiku Prize, for the following haiku:

ah! even darker
at night

Competition judge Matt Hetherington made the following comments:

“… the second prize winner by Simon Hanson resonated with me for its starkness and dark joy. Like many others, it had a deep truthfulness hidden behind apparent simplicity.”

The following haiku by another Australian poet – Helen Taylor – was listed as Commended in the same contest:

hair across her face
she turns
into the wind

The 2015 Creatrix Haiku Prize was selected from Issue 26 to Issue 29 of the Creatrix Poetry and Haiku Journal.