Paperbark haiku: Last days of summer

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.
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Illawong Haiku Group

Summer 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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Solastalgia – an antidote

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

HAIKU HANGOUT AT THE IMMIGRATION MUSEUM

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.

A Takanori haiku

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Long Shadows by Jane Gibian

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

 
at dawn
each rosebud wrapped
in damp twists of newspaper

 

You can download the book here as a PDF archived in THF Digital Library.