Australian haiku poets featured in January edition of ‘cattails’

A range of Australian haiku poets have been included in the latest edition of the ‘cattails’ haiku journal (from the UHTS), including the following three, whose work has been featured among the Editor’s Choices:

only the moon
privy to a possum’s
tightrope walk

– Madhuri Pillai

outer suburb
the length of a dog’s
weekday voice

– Jan Dobb

first spring day
birdsong unravels
my knitting

– Hazel Hall

The Editor’s commentary accompanying these three haiku can be accessed through the following link, as can the text for Marietta McGregor’s haibun ‘The Ten Millennium Tree’, winner of second prize in the UHTS haibun contest:

http://www.unitedhaikuandtankasociety.com/

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Jo McInerney’s third success with ‘re: Virals’ on the THF website

For the third time this month, Australian haiku poet Jo McInerney has been honoured by having her response chosen as the winner in the ‘re: Virals’ segment on The Haiku Foundation website. Jo’s evaluation of Janice M. Bostok’s ‘envelope’ monoku can be found below, preceded by another commentary from fellow Australian haiku poet Marietta McGregor.

As the weekly winner of ‘re: Virals’, Jo has chosen the following haiku for comment:

dry wheat grass . . .
the whiteness of
a child dying

— Robert D. Wilson, ‘A Lousy Mirror’ (2011)

For posting on Friday morning (Eastern US Time) – as before – responses to Robert D. Wilson’s haiku must be received online by midnight Tuesday (New York time). Contributors need to submit through the THF’s Contact Box – using a subject header of “re: Virals” – with guidelines available through this link:

http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2016/01/29/revirals-20/

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Australian haiku poets featured in January 2016 edition of ‘cattails’

A range of Australian haiku poets have been included in the latest edition of the ‘cattails’ haiku journal (from the UHTS), including the following three, whose work has been featured among the Editor’s Choices:

only the moon
privy to a possum’s
tightrope walk

– Madhuri Pillai

outer suburb
the length of a dog’s
weekday voice

– Jan Dobb

first spring day
birdsong unravels
my knitting

– Hazel Hall

The Editor’s commentary accompanying these three haiku can be accessed through the following link, as can the text for Marietta McGregor’s haibun ‘The Ten Millennium Tree’, winner of second prize in the UHTS haibun contest:

http://www.unitedhaikuandtankasociety.com/

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