Members’ News January 2020

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

Image by Ron C. Moss


1st Place

fiery sunset
a single red blossom
on the blackened branch

Louise Hopewell


2nd Place

firestorm –
pale sun sinks
into ashes

Susan Grant


Non Seasonal
Image by Ron C. Moss


1st Place

painted cow –
the village boy’s makeup
still taboo

Isabel Caves


2nd Place

kaleidoscope cow–
not a patch on
the real thing

Zina Ioannou


All awarded works along with comments by Ron Moss can be accessed here for the Seasonal and Non-seasonal categories


Groups and Gatherings

To catch up on the latest from some of our regional groups click on the links below

Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group

Illawong Haiku Group


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.


Event Reminders

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



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

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