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:

http://samidare.jp/basho/box/8th%20ybmm%20english%20haiku%20contest.pdf

In order of appearance, Australians with work included in Division 4 (non-Japanese) were: Nathalie Buckland, Quendryth Young, Simon Hanson, Mike O’dell, Melisa Quigley, Mark Miller, Matt Hetherington, Barbara A. Taylor, Greg Piko, Ninette Boothroyd, Cynthia Rowe, Chris Lynch, Ron C Moss, Margaret Mahony, Tom Armstrong, Jean Smullen and Marietta Jane McGregor.

The Grand Prize was won by Ali Znaidi (Tunisia), with the Distinguished Work Prize shared by Carl Seguiban (Canada) and John Parsons (UK).

From a tally of 193 selected participants, a total of 358 submissions were chosen for this non-Japanese section of the Yamadera Basho Haiku Contest (Division 4) – most poets writing in English were represented by a pair of haiku; some by a single poem.