AHS Spring Equinox Haiku String 2019

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Spring Equinox Haiku String 2019.

The String will remain open for contributions until Wednesday 25th September to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

rockpool
a small hand breaks
through the clouds

Vanessa Proctor

 

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Melbourne Writer’s Festival

The Australian Haiku Society (AHS) was invited to take part in The Melbourne Writer’s Festival this year. As a Victorian representative, I was contacted by Janel Yau, project manager at the Melbourne Immigration Museum who asked if we would be able to assist people write haiku and run an open stage reading featuring their work.
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2019 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai

Calling haiku poets (and non-haiku poets alike) all over the world to sharpen your haiku lenses for the 2019 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai. This is the 8th annual running of this event in which haiku poets from all corners of the globe spend the duration of the AFL Grand Final writing haiku about the game. Your efforts will produce the only ‘live call’ of a major sports event in haiku anywhere in the world! (that we’re aware of!) So, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whoever you barrack for, send us some haiku of your experience of watching the game. Whether it be from inside the stadium, your couch, the local pub, the car, or even your bed, send us haiku throughout the game. This is a most unique grand final experience. Game starts 2.30pm (AEST) Saturday 29th September, but you are welcome to send haiku throughout the week in the build up to the game.
 
Find the event on Facebook. The 2019 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai.
 
See you at the game!
Rob Scott.

Introducing Thoughts on Haiku

Welcome to a new series of postings – Haiku Thoughts – where you will find words from Basho to present day poets and thinkers on what they perceive haiku to be. We hope their words may be a source of inspiration and deepen our understanding of the nature and possibilities of the essence and nature of haiku.

The series will appear every second Wednesday, beginning today with words by Lucien Stryk, noted poet and translator, in his introduction to Cage of Fireflies: modern Japanese haiku.

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Haiku at its best is an art in which the poet takes a natural, most ordinary event, and without fuss, ornament or inflated words makes of it a rare moment – sparsely rendered, crystalized into a microcosm which reveals transcendent unity.                  Lucien Stryk

 

Cage of Fireflies: modern Japanese haiku, tr. Lucien Stryk, Swallow Press, Ohio University Press, Athens, 1993

 

White Pebbles Haiku Group – Spring 2019

For our Spring Meeting at the Gosford/Edogawa Commemorative Gardens and Regional Gallery at East Gosford we were greeted by sunny skies and an occasional cool wind. The gardens were adorned with colourful azaleas and delicate fronds of mauve wisteria contrasting with the manicured green bushes that form an integral part of this tranquil area.

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Red Dragonflies’ Spring Meeting 2019

A small group of the Red Dragonflies met on Saturday 7th September: Vanessa Proctor, Barbara Fisher and Beverley George and newbie me, Wanda Amos down from Old Bar. In the leafy suburb of Pymble, Vanessa’s house was the meeting place and the trees swirled around us on that not so warm Spring day.

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Spring Equinox Haiku String

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Spring Equinox Haiku String 2019.

We will be holding a Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Spring Equinox, which occurs in Australia on Monday, 23rd September, 2019. The String will remain open for contributions until Wednesday 25th September to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. A submission form will be made available on the website during these dates (not before). Continue reading “Spring Equinox Haiku String”