Red River Book of Haibun Vol 1
A collection of 102 haibun by 61 poets from around the world, edited by Steve Hodge & Paresh Tiwari with illustrations by Ron C. Moss has recently been released. Most definitely a recommended read.
Further information and ordering details can be found here on Amazon.
Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice Haiga Results
a single red blossom
on the blackened branch
pale sun sinks
painted cow –
the village boy’s makeup
not a patch on
the real thing
Groups and Gatherings
To catch up on the latest from some of our regional groups click on the links below
The First Morioka Haiku Contest Japan
Congratulations to Marietta McGregor for her two honourable mentions in this contest with:
time flows アオサギのまわりに
around a heron 時があふれる
frost-tipped reeds 霜が降りた葦の角
night-dark lake 夜に暗くなった湖が
drinking the last 月をすべて
of the moon 飲み込む
To read all the selected haiku and judges comments click here.
Solastalgia – an antidote
16 February – 15 March 2020
Belinda Broughton, Jesse Budel, Liz Butler, Deb Cantrill, Louise Feneley, Gaynor Hartvigsen, Melissa Hellwig, Heidi Kenyon, Aaron Poole, Evette Sunset, Laura Wills, Jo Wilmot.
In a heart-felt response to the current environmental crisis, Adelaide and regional artists explore transformative ways to mitigate the grief and disconnect associated with the passing of a once-familiar and trusted experience of ‘home’.
Click on the link below for the exhibition flyer
Invitation – Solastalgia v4
HAIKU HANGOUT AT THE IMMIGRATION MUSEUM
Time: 11am – 4pm, Saturday 1 February, 2020
Venue: Immigration Museum 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Bid farewell to the long-running exhibition, Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World with a day of multilingual poetry hosted by members of the Australian Haiku Society.
Enquiries: Myron Lysenko
Members’ News compiled by Simon Hanson