the oaks he planted
made of light
Photo and haiku by Simon Hanson
AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String
The AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String has proved to be another successful online event. Our Webmaster, Lynette Arden has noted that views and visitor numbers more than doubled during the Haiku String week accompanied by continued growth in international participation. Rob Scott, AHS President, was pleased to say that extending our international reach in this way is one of our goals and suggested that events like this and the John Bird Haiku Dreaming Award certainly provide impetus to this trend.
If you wish you can revisit this latest Haiku String on the theme of food & cooking here.
Groups and Gatherings
You can catch up on the latest happenings in some of our regional groups on the links below.
Windfall: Australian Haiku – Submissions Now Open
Submissions to this final issue will remain open throughout the month of July.
Windfall: Australian Haiku is a small annual print publication with fine examples of contemporary Australian haiku. All submission guidelines and ordering details can be read here
A recent review of Issue 9 of Windfall can be read here.
For your diary please note the following submission deadlines for the online Western Australian journal Creatrix
- 10th February for the March issue
- 10th May for the June issue
- 10th August for the September issue
- 10th November for the December issue
Raven Haiku Contest 2021
one with the shadows
of a lone cypress
the raven and the moon
All selected haiku can be found here
Betty Drevniok Haiku Contest 2021
the brightest star
I ask Dad how he is
the harmonica player
bends a note
All selections and judge’s comments can be found here
Sharpening the Green Pencil
another day’s worries
hung out to dry
All results and judge’s comments can be found here
‘Every artist dips her brush into her own soul, and paints her own truth into her pictures.’
Henry Ward Beecher