Members’ News July 2018

Welcome to our Members’ News for July. Thank you once again to those who sent in items of interest, that is always appreciated.

Congratulations Cloudcatchers on their 50th!

Meeting for their fiftieth seasonal ginko was indeed an occasion for celebration. They met at Torakina Park by the mouth of the Brunswick River where the first Cloudcatcher gathering took place on 5 December 2005. What a splendid bounty of haiku they have given us over the years – an inspiration to us all.

You can revisit the celebration (Cloudcatcher style) here

Groups and Gatherings

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra.  Catch up on their latest meeting here

Bombora Haiku Group
One we missed in our previous Members’ News, but here it is!

Snapshot Press eBook Publication

Desert Stones – a collection of haiku by Simon Hanson has recently been published by Snapshot Press and is available as a free download here. These haiku arose mostly out of observations and experiences during my years living on the Pitjantjatjara Lands of Central Australia.

bleached bones
a dry creekbed
filled with shadow

snake track crossing wind-rippled sand

long winter night
a kind of dreaming
gazing at flames

Simon Hanson

Among earlier eBook publications on the Snapshot Press website you will also find; Jacaranda Baby – short poetry incl. haiku and tanka by Vanessa Proctor, A Few Quick Brush Stokes – short poetry incl. haiku by Lorin Ford, Stone Circles – Haibun by Cynthia Rowe and in print The Bone Carver – haiku by Ron C. Moss.

You may download all eBooks as a PDF (for personal use) by clicking on its title.

Wishbone Moon

A new international anthology of women’s haiku, Wishbone Moon (Jacar Press, 2018) edited by Roberta Beary, Ellen Compton and Kala Ramesh has just been published. Among others the anthology includes poetry by Nathalie Buckland, Robyn Cairns, Lorin Ford, Beverley George, Marilyn Humbert, Madhuri Pillai and Vanessa Proctor.

beyond the horizon beyond

Kala Ramesh has kindly contacted us to share this YouTube trailer of ‘beyond the horizon beyond’ her first book of haiku and haibun containing eleven years of work. It includes 283 haiku arranged into the five elements known as the Panchabhutas, and . . .

Do enjoy this two minutes video, it is something special.

beyond the horizon beyond has been reviewed by Scott Mason in Frogpond and can be accessed here.

September Haiku Foundation Per Diem

Keep an eye out for The Haiku Foundation’s September Per Diem with Rob Scott as guest editor. Rob’s theme for this Per Diem is sport – sure to be an interesting collection.


Members’ News compiled by Simon Hanson

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