Come along to the launch of Nature’s Warehouse: Birds in Focus, a collection of 90 colour photographs and poems by Rose van Son. The launch will be taking place at the Gallows Gallery in Mosman, Western Australia on the evening of Thursday the 27th February.
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Wednesday 12th February 2020
Such a pretty place – Guildford, WA is an important town in the Swan Valley with so much history. I was lucky to have grown up in the area and that makes a difference to how you see a place and its relevance to writing haiku because you know its background, its heritage, and its heritage become yours.
Continue reading “Paperbark haiku: Last days of summer”
Red River Book of Haibun Vol 1
A collection of 102 haibun by 61 poets from around the world, edited by Steve Hodge & Paresh Tiwari with illustrations by Ron C. Moss has recently been released. Most definitely a recommended read.
Further information and ordering details can be found here on Amazon.
Continue reading “Members’ News January 2020”
It was encouraging to me as Convenor and a good start to the haiku year that all current members were present at our Summer meeting held on Tuesday 28th January. Previously our meeting dates were tailored to accommodate as many members as possible. This year however we will hold subsequent meetings on the third Tuesday of the month that begins each season so dates can be noted on calendars well in advance.
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16 February – 15 March 2020
Belinda Broughton, Jesse Budel, Liz Butler, Deb Cantrill, Louise Feneley, Gaynor Hartvigsen, Melissa Hellwig, Heidi Kenyon, Aaron Poole, Evette Sunset, Laura Wills, Jo Wilmot.
In a heart-felt response to the current environmental crisis, Adelaide and regional artists explore transformative ways to mitigate the grief and disconnect associated with the passing of a once-familiar and trusted experience of ‘home’.
Click on the link below for the exhibition flyer with further information on opening night speakers, performances, exhibition hours, venue and location. Everyone is welcome.
Invitation – Solastalgia v4
Time: 11am – 4pm, Saturday 1 February, 2020
Venue: Immigration Museum 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Bid farewell to the long-running exhibition, Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World with a day of multilingual poetry hosted by members of the Australian Haiku Society. A number of poets who attended the opening of the exhibition will be there for the occasion.
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With inspiration drawn from Australia and Vietnam, Long Shadows by Jane Gibian is currently being featured as Book of the Week by The Haiku Foundation. In Island, Judith Beveridge wrote that, “Jane Gibian has a delicate and intuitive style…and her haiku brilliantly express the transient, fleeting nature of experience and perception.”
sidesaddle on the bicycle
one plastic shoe not quite
. . . . . . . . . . . .slipping off
on the street of hairclips
buckets of pink crabs
boil in their shells
each rosebud wrapped
in damp twists of newspaper
You can download the book here as a PDF archived in THF Digital Library.
The January 2020 Eucalypt: a tanka journal e-Newsletter is now online, announcing our Scribble Award Winners from issue 27, and featuring an insight into the work of our illustrator, Pim Sarti.
Please click on the link to open the PDF file.
Editor, Eucalypt: a tanka journal