A Haiku Workshop – Guidelines for writing haiku by Quendryth Young

A beautiful new guide to writing haiku is now available for free download from the Sydney School of Arts & Humanities.

Written by the Australian haiku writer Quendryth Young, A Haiku Workshop is a comprehensive collection of succinct guidelines to writing English-language haiku – backed up with examples from Quendryth’s own extensive and award-winning body of work.

Quendryth has agreed to share her guidelines in e-brochure form to “spread the message, spread the joy, spread the elation . . . of living with senses wide open to the environment, in order to capture significant moments of observation with concision and resonance”.

To download click here

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reVirals 88

Nathan Sidney and Garry Eaton both have interesting and highly recommended commentaries on a haiku by Michelle Tennison on this week’s re:Virals 88 hosted by The Haiku Foundation.  As this week’s winner Garry Eaton selected one of Lorin Ford’s haiku for reflection and comment in next week’s upcoming re:Virals.

fish story
the cormorant spreads its wings
wider

Lorin Ford (Stylus Poetry Journal, April 2006)

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Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Canberra’s autumn this year is more stunning than ever, an ideal time for a gathering of haiku spirits at The Oaks. The five of us — Kathy Kituai, Gregory Piko, Glenys Ferguson, Marietta McGregor and Jan Dobb — were very pleased to welcome Hazel Hall to our table under the golden trees. Currawongs moved about in the branches overhead (beware of missiles!) and leaves gently drifted in afternoon light.

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Members’ News April 2017

April has been a productive month in the world of haiku and very pleasingly creative contributions from Australia continue to blossom forth. While our news (perhaps too often) tends to focus on some of the more recognised examples of haiku success it is well to remember that kids having a go at haiku in the classroom, new group members just embarking on the haiku journey and people anywhere asking the question ‘what is haiku’ are all instances good news. If you have any stories of haiku happenings at the grassroots we’d love to hear them.

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