Members’ News, June 2021

window reflection
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.

White Pebbles




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.

Creatrix Haiku

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

First Place

one with the shadows
of a lone cypress
the raven and the moon

Simon Hanson

All selected haiku can be found here

Betty Drevniok Haiku Contest 2021

Third Place

picking out
the brightest star
I ask Dad how he is


Honourable Mention

sudden thunder
the harmonica player
bends a note

Ron Moss

All selections and judge’s comments can be found here

Sharpening the Green Pencil

Honourable Mention

whipsnap wind…
another day’s worries
hung out to dry

Marietta McGregor

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

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