I would like to send a message of support to all our members in Queensland and northern NSW in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie and in this time of extreme flooding. We sincerely hope that you and your families remain safe and well.
In happier news, March has been an exciting month for haiku in Australia. The month began with Roberta Beary’s visit to Sydney, then Melbourne, meeting haiku poets in both cities. Roberta is the Roving Ambassador for the Haiku Foundation this year. Penny Harter, another distinguished American haiku poet, met poets in Melbourne.
There have been a number of book launches and haiku events recently, including the AHS Kukai which I thank so many of you for entering. Results will be posted on the website soon.
We have International Haiku Day to look forward to on Easter Monday, 17th April. I’d like to encourage everyone to read, write and share haiku on that special day.