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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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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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.
Jo McInerney has chosen the following poem by a fellow Australian haiku poet – Quendryth Young – for discussion in re: Virals 45 during this coming week on The Haiku Foundation website:
a stranger’s blood
on my hand
– Quendryth Young, Wollumbin Haiku Workshop NSW (2007)
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the ochre of rockface
warms the river
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only my son’s
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A haiku by AHS member Lorin Ford has been voted equal second in the Presence # 54 ‘Best-of-issue Award’. Her prize is two free issues of Presence (with results in Presence #55, June 2016):
the warp and the weave
of creek water
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AHS member Madhuri Pillai has had two poems selected as haiku of merit, each in different sections of the June 2016 edition of World Haiku Review (magazine of World Haiku Club):
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