Call for Tanka Submissions

Eucalypt: a tanka journal is open for submissions for issue 34.
Closing date: 31 March 2023.

Please submit up to six original, unpublished tanka in the body of your email to

Paste your tanka into the body of the email, together with your full name and address, and a statement that they are original, unpublished poems, not under consideration elsewhere.

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Changed Submission Dates Echidna Tracks Issue 11: Elements

Owing to editorial exigencies, the collection dates for Echidna Tracks Issue 11: Elements will now be from the 25th of March to the 15th of April, 2023. It is planned to post the first haiku for the journal on 1 July 2023.

Editors for Issue 11 will be Gavin Austin and Marilyn Humbert.

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Bindii Meeting report for February 11 2023

Stella, Lynette, Steve, Maeve and I met for our usual Zoom meeting. We received apologies from Maureen, Kaarin and Subha. Steve had undertaken to give us a fascinating introduction to Zen Buddhist teachings, in the context of wabi sabi. As a trained Buddhist teacher himself, he is amply qualified to speak on the subject. We all said afterwards that it would be wonderful if he could produce a webinar on the subject that could be broadcast to other members of the Australian Haiku Society and/or to the general public.

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Gadigal Ginko in Sydney

Next ginko: Thursday 23rd March 2023, 10am

The aim of Gadigal Ginko is for haiku poets to meet on an occasional, casual basis, in an outdoor setting that encourages haiku composition. Poets will spend time walking around the location individually, paying attention to their senses, and drafting, or making notes for, haiku. This will be followed by optional group discussion and sharing.

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