Members’ News November 2018

Welcome to our November Members’ News

We have news of groups and gatherings, publications, readings and the AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String.

Name change

Western Australia’s Mari Warabiny Haiku Group have changed their name to Paperbark Haiku Group.

“The linking of ‘paper’ and ‘bark’ is a connection to nature, and its fragility juxtaposes well with the longevity of the written word. Or as Tash Adams said “paper bark … for me has a 2nd meaning, like a barking piece of paper… or something on the paper that speaks” The peeling away of the bark can be likened to the peeling away of the layers of meaning within haiku.”


Groups and Gatherings

Haiku @ The Oaks


Paperbark Haiku


Watersmeet Haiku Group


Bowerbird Tanka



Creatrix 43 Haiku is online:


Echidna Tracks 2: Landscapes began publishing haiku on the 1st December


The Haiku Foundation is seeking nominations for haiku and senryu for its Touchstone Awards as well as nominations of books for its Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards. Submissions close on the 31st December.



Vanessa Proctor was a featured poet at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra on 26th November and was lucky enough to meet many of the capital’s haiku and tanka poets at the venue. As well as reading her haiku, she read tanka and free verse.


The Summer Solstice Haiku String

The AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String on the subject of ‘change’ will take place on Saturday 22nd December. We’re looking forward to reading your work. We’ll keep you posted!


Members’ News collated by Vanessa Proctor

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