It seems hard to believe that this issue is the last print edition of paper wasp. Paper wasp, a quarterly journal of haiku, and Australia’s first dedicated haiku journal, has been part of the Australian literary landscape for over twenty years. Its journey towards publication began in Brisbane, with John Knight, Jacqui Murray and Ross Clark as the founding editors. Subsequently Janice Bostok and Katherine Samuelowicz joined the editorial team.
Much has changed in the Australian haiku scene over the last two decades. Poets have come and gone and new poets have emerged as haiku has become increasingly popular worldwide. The journal has increased the number of haiku in each issue over the years while retaining the same format. Continue reading “Paper Wasp Volume 22, number 2, winter 2016: Review by Vanessa Proctor”