The 2023 New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition is open for four categories: • Open Adult (18+ years) • Open Haiku (18+ years) • Open Junior (17 years and younger) • Haiku Junior (17 years and younger) The competition closes on May 31st, 2023, at midnight New Zealand time.
The Fringe Myrtles haiku group were delighted to be invited to feature at the Chamber Poets spoken word event in Woodend on Saturday April 15th. Seven members of the group attended, and three absent members had some of their haiku read out for them.
Convenor Leanne Mumford invites Sydney contemporary haiku poets of all levels of experience to participate in the next Gadigal Ginko from 2pm on Saturday 20th May at Barangaroo Reserve in the city. Visit Leanne’s Gadigal Ginko webpage for further details, including the registration form. If you’d like to join in, please register by 5pm Thursday 18th May to receive details of the exact meeting point and alternative arrangements in case of unsuitable weather.
After the greetings and personal catch-up as lunch orders arrived, we were soon into the thick of haiku talk at The Oaks. Five of us shared the table this month—Glenys Ferguson, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Gregory Piko and Jan Dobb. We missed Marietta McGregor who is out of town.
On 15 April 2023 Stella, Lynette, Steve, Subha, Maeve, and I met for our usual Zoom meeting. We received apologies from Maureen and Kaarin.
We workshopped a few of our own haiku both for the AHS meeting on 17 April and on the topic of childhood. Lyn drew our attention to the ‘movie technique’ in haiku, which moves the reader from a long shot in the first line to a close-up in the third line.
Some of us were able to attend the AHS meeting, and there was a discussion at the end on the idea of different groups meeting up on Zoom. We said we were open as a group to having visitors from other groups at our meetings.