Poets are invited to enter this year’s Setouchi Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest with an original photo-haiku on the theme of the sea. Applications are free and open until November 30th 2017. Further contest information and a link to the online entry form can be found here.
A new US based journal, Nourish-poetry & haiku is seeking submissions of previously unpublished work for publication. The current submission window is open until June 30, 2017. For further details follow the link.
Thanks to Gavin Austin for alerting us to this opportunity.
Entries are invited for the 9th Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum Haiku Contest. The entry period will commence from April 3rd and close on June 3rd, 2017. Poets may submit either one or two haiku, previously unpublished. Click here for submission details.
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insects in the floodlights
A number of Australian poets were recognised in various competitions during this last month including Cynthia Rowe and Madhuri Pillai who were Runners Up in the Golden Haiku Contest with:
the undulating flight
of a honeyeater
………. Cynthia Rowe
the heady breath
of new jonquils
………. Madhuri Pillai
a song under
………. Madhuri Pillai
The 16th Bowerbird Tanka Group Meeting was a lively one, enhanced by David Terelinck’s presentation on combining tanka with photographic art. A report by Carmel Summers and appraisals of favourite tanka presented by Dy Andreasen, Carol Judkins and Catherine Smith are available here. Carmel’s report includes information on the activities of other tanka groups. This shared information is included in every Bowerbird meeting.
On Sunday 19th March, Tash Adams from Mari Warabiny hosted a “Have a go” Haiku stand at the 1000 Paper Cranes Community Picnic and Fun Day.
The stall received great interest from children and adults alike, with over 30 haiku written on bunting and pegged to string for a colourful display. Flyers on how to haiku and details on joining our group were distributed to the public. Continue reading “Mari Warabiny Have-A-Go Haiku Fun Day”
On Sunday March 19th, four RKHG members met at the Visitors’ Centre of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens for our autumn meeting and to welcome Takanori Hayakawa, our newest Red Kelpie Haiku Group member. We all made our way to a shady spot not far from Nymphaea Lily Lake, close to where we held our December meeting. Now that it’s autumn, the waterlilies had ceased blooming but we noted bright little yellow flowers of some kind of water plant as we passed the lake. Purple cosmos at their full height were swaying in a soft morning breeze. The sky was a clear bright blue, without even a trace of cloud, as is typical of Melbourne’s autumns, but the temperature this year was notably higher than usual, reaching the mid-thirties. Continue reading “Red Kelpie Haiku Group Meeting #11”