Members’ News – February, 2017

Australian poets to enjoy haiku-based successes across the month of February include Earl Livings, Marietta McGregor and Simon Hanson.

Earl Livings has had one of his poems voted as being among the top three haiku published in Ireland’s Shamrock Haiku Journal during 2016.

Marietta McGregor’s work in haiku has been recognised within a Mann Library feature.

Marietta also gained an Honourable Mention in the Iris Little Haiku Contest conducted by the Three Rivers Haiku Association in Croatia, as did Simon Hanson.

Newly appointed as the Secretary for the Australian Haiku Society, Simon has likewise recently had a photo haiku selected for the NHK Haiku Masters series, where it has been incorporated into a TV / Internet broadcast program.
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Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Our group met again, under the spreading branches at The Oaks in Yarralumla, to enjoy coffee, conversation and each other’s company.

There was appreciation of Marietta McGregor’s wonderful haiku that have featured all month on the Mann Library’s Daily Haiku website, talk of the little things in life and how well they were captured by Issa, there was mention of wabi, reference to sabi and even some talk about topics that didn’t have to do with poetry at all (though they may have inspired a new poem or two). Continue reading “Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra”