Australian Haiku: Digitised Books, Articles and Essays (Current Titles: 2018)

The Australian Haiku Society is pleased to add to its list of resources, links to digitised works by Australian haiku poets. The AHS thanks those authors and the sites where the files of these books, articles and essays are stored, particularly The Haiku Foundation  for their efforts in preserving these resources and making them freely available.

Additional material is available on under our categories of: Haiku Musings, Haiku History in Australia and Haiku Books and Resources.

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Japanese Australian Poetry Festival

A cross-cultural event celebrating poetry by the Japanese-Australian community and Japanese poetic influences in Australia will be happening in Melbourne between September 25th and October 1st 2017.

The festival presents poetry readings, a tea ceremony, discussions, a tanka performance with music and a spring “ginko walk” where participants may write haiku in the lovely surrounds of the Botanical Gardens.

Further information and registration details can be found here.


Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Sunlit pink blossoms along the lane through Weston Park welcomed us to another haiku buzz at The Oaks Brasserie. After Canberra’s bitter winter, it was a joy to sit around an outside table and to feel the warmth at last, while miners and currawongs squabbled in branches overhead. Despite a residue of snow on the hills, spring is surely awakening once more. Continue reading “Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra”

re:Virals 101

Sandra Simpson has had her commentary on a fascinating haiku by Hansha Teki selected as winner of The Haiku Foundation’s weekly re:Virals feature and has in turn selected a haiku by Lorin Ford for this coming week’s consideration.

a last year’s lambskin where mushrooms gather dusk

— Lorin Ford, First Place, Katikati Haiku Contest (2014)

You are invited to comment on any haiku posted in re:Virals and selected commentaries will be posted in part or in full on the THF website along with the opportunity to select the next haiku for consideration. Comments need to be sent to The Haiku Foundation Contact box by Tuesday midnight (Eastern US Time Zone).