‘Windfall’, Australian Haiku, Issue 4, 2016 – review by Elaine Riddell

Edited by Beverley George (Blue Giraffe Press, 2016).

ISSN 1839-5449.
In Australia: $A15 for one issue a year for 2 years, postage included; elsewhere: $A25, postage included.

Review by Elaine Riddell.

There will be many looking forward to this fourth annual issue of ‘Windfall’. The first time I was shown a copy of ‘Windfall’, my response was delight. Issue 4 is a worthy successor to the previous three issues. Like its predecessors, Issue 4 has the lovely, understated Ron C. Moss cover design and a simplicity of layout. Despite being small (A6), it uses a good sized font and gives each haiku breathing space on the page. The translucent papers, which separate the cover from the body of the work, seem to say, ‘This is a treasure. Hold it with care.’

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Windfall Issue 4: 2016

‘Windfall: Australian Haiku’ Issue 4 2016 has now been mailed to all subscribers.

The issue features the work of 56 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 relevant to life in Australia to beverleygeorge@idx.com.au

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‘A Silver Tapestry: The Best Of 25 Years Of Critical Writing From The British Haiku Society’: book note – Beverley George

Selected by Jon Baldwin & Margery Newlove

Edited by Graham High
ISBN 978-1-906333-03-4
Ramsgate, Kent, The British Haiku Society, 2015 [265 pages]

This carefully selected anthology brings together fifty of the major articles published in The British Haiku Society’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ between 1992 and 2014. The selectors considered between three hundred and four hundred articles before making their choice of fifty, with no more than one by a single author. Its publication was made possible by The Sakaguchi Literary Studies fund which supports the production of special publications, and by the personal benevolence of Akiko Sakaguchi.

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