Robyn Cairns launches chapbook ‘In Transit’

Victorian haiku poet Robyn Cairns held a very successful launch for her new chapbook In Transit (Ginninderra Press) at the Dancing Dog Café in Footscray – in the heart of Melbourne’s industrial west – on Sunday, 17 July.

As diverse as it was engaging, the launch featured Robyn’s readings of her poetry, as well as musical interpretations of her poems on clarinet, all enhanced by haiga she has likewise created.
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Australians in 8th Yamadera Basho Haiku Contest 2016

Seventeen Australian haiku poets have had their work included in results from the Eighth Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest.

Full results – as released in July – can be viewed through this link:
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New Committee Members — Simon Hanson and Jan Dobb

The AHS is delighted to welcome two new committee members.  Simon Hanson joined us in June as joint Regional Representative for Queensland and has undertaken the job of selecting and posting our Featured Haiku every week.  Jan Dobb joined us this month as our very first Regional Representative for the ACT.  For further information please visit our Committee page.

Vanessa Proctor