Poems to Wear

Poems to Wear: from Japan and Australia

Selections and commentary by Noriko Tanaka, translations by Amelia Fielden and Saeko Ogi
Ginninderra Press, 2016

“Poems to Wear is a wonderful collection – brilliantly conceived, beautifully written . . . Part 1 contains haiku and tanka by modern and contemporary Japanese poets and Part 2 contains haiku and tanka by Australian poets.  The poets are at their imaginative best . . .  they collect observations from the world of attire and present the reader with poems both thought provoking and a pleasure to read . . . the result is vivid work, animated and illuminated . . .”

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Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group Meeting 1 October 2016

The Bindii group met at 12.30, at the Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide.

Belinda Broughton gave a comprehensive workshop on haiga. She started with a PowerPoint presentation that included examples of the different styles of haiga, from the traditional Japanese forms and simple brush drawings to modern photo haiga and many other examples, such as collage. Belinda also showed some of her own haiga in different styles, including some on rice paper, and sketch book notes, and others that had been derived from her photos, or sketched electronically in various computer programs. Continue reading “Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group Meeting 1 October 2016”

Competition successes in September

Competition-based successes enjoyed by Australian haiku poets during the month of September, 2016, included:

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Contest, Canada (International section): Winner (First Prize) – Jan Dobb; Honourable Mentions – Vanessa Proctor & Tanvi Velankar;

European Quarterly Kukai #15, Autumn 2016 Edition (topic: sounds): Second Place – Cynthia Rowe;

Ivanić Grad 12th Pumpkin Festival International Haiku Competition (Croatia): Second Prize – Samantha Sirimanne Hyde; Honourable Mentions – Lorin Ford, Scott Thouard & Quendryth Young;

Living Haiku Anthology Haiku Competition:  Honourable Mention – Lorin Ford.

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