Australian haiku poets in THF’s “re: Virals”

As the latest weekly winner for the “re: Virals” feature on The Haiku Foundation website, Australian haiku poet Jo McInerney has selected a poem by another Australian for comment in next week’s segment:

glimpse of dolphin
beyond the river mouth …
friends a youth ago

— Rodney Williams
Stylus Poetry Journal 28 (2008)

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International Haiku Poetry Day Ginko – Hobart

The following report comes from Lyn Reeves, on behalf of Ron C. Moss and the Watersmeet haiku group in Tasmania: this piece – accompanied by photographs – can also be accessed through this link:

To mark International Haiku Poetry Day in Hobart, Ron Moss and I held a ginko in the Royal Botanical Gardens. We chose to meet at the site of the Japanese Gardens, where the haiku group Watersmeet had its beginnings. This was an opportunity, not only to celebrate the day, but also to bring together poets who may be interested in continuing to share haiku activities.

Fourteen people turned out to take part, some of them old hands at haiku, some relative beginners and some entirely new to the form but with a keen desire to learn more about it. We were honoured to also have the company of Lee Bentley, co-coordinator of the Bindii Japanese Poetry Genre Group, who was visiting from South Australia.

After a brief introduction where Ron and I read some mood-setting haiku and thoughts about haiku, Ron led the way along paths that wound through autumn-coloured foliage, across wooden paths and bridges spanning shimmering ponds.

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