Members’ News, September 2020

Spring Equinox Haiku String

Thank you to all those who contributed to the AHS Spring Equinox Haiku String and to those who may have just dropped by to enjoy the offerings. The entire String can be access here.

Groups and Gatherings

Feel free to catch up on the latest from some of our regional groups by clicking on the links below.

Fringe Myrtles

Haiku @ The Oaks

Illawong Haiku Group


White Pebbles



Echidna Tracks Submissions

Echidna Tracks Issue 6: Shelter will be accepting submissions throughout the month of October.

For Issue 6 of Echidna Tracks: Australian Haiku: Shelter we invite your previously unpublished haiku and senryu on the theme of ‘shelter’ in all its many forms: protection from danger or weather, refuge, sanctuary, shield, cover, defence, concealment – including the animate, non-animate, human and non-human.

We won’t want a hundred haiku and senryu using the word ‘shelter’ but will give preference to those poems that best give us a sense of shelter by inference and suggestion.

The submission period for Issue 6 will be open throughout October 2020. Please read the guidelines carefully. We look forward to your submissions. Submissions may be made via the form that will appear on the Submissions page throughout October 2020.

Lynette Arden
Lyn Reeves
Simon Hanson


On theme of  Gourds, judged by Beate Conrad.

Congratulations to all selected poets including honourable mentions to Carol Reynolds and Marilyn Humbert with:

for an artist’s brush
dried gourds

Carol Reynolds

pickers campfire
pans of pumpkin seeds

Marilyn Humbert

All selections can be accessed here.

Kaji Aso Studio 2020 International Haiku Contest 

Congratulations to Ron Moss for an honourable mention with:

crack of thunder
ravens press down
on the earth

Ron C. Moss

All selections can be found on the link below.

The Haiku Foundation Per Diem

Lyn Reeves is the Guest Editor for THF Per Diem daily haiku appearing at the top of the front page of The Haiku Foundation website throughout October. Lyn’s selection is around the theme of Sky. At the end of the month, all the Per Diem haiku are gathered and maintained in the Per Diem Archive, a permanent resource for poets, scholars and readers. Also, the poems will be gathered into a larger database which serves as the poem resource for The Haiku Foundation’s popular app: THF Haiku.

Edge Radio, Hobart

Community radio station, Edge Radio in Hobart, recently hosted Ron Moss in its long running Sunday morning show Adrian’s Attic discussing and reading haiku as well as playing music selected by Ron. You can tune in and enjoy the whole show here.

Splash Slither Squawk

The Society of Women Writers of NSW have recently published their 95th Anniversary Anthology – Splash Slither Squawk: nature writing for children – Edited by Michele Bomford  and Julie Thorndyke.

Vanessa Proctor and Beverley George feature among the many writers in this attractive anthology for children with proceeds being donated to wildlife recovery.

Further information and ordering details can be found here.

Yarra Valley Still Life Project

Lia Hills of the Yarra Valley Still Life Project presents guidelines which, though ‘breaking haiku rules’ from time to time, are likely to be a stimuli for newcomers to be encouraged to ‘have a go’.  Selected haiku are to be used on stickers to be attached to bins and other places likely to be on prominent display. You can find out more here.
Thanks go to Quendryth Young for bringing our attention to this project.

New AHS Logo

Have you notice the new logo for the Australian Haiku Society designed by Lynette Arden and displayed on the top left hand corner of our website. We hope it fires your imagination as it has ours.

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