Illawong Haiku Group Winter Ginko July 2018

Illawong Haiku Group commenced our second year together with a Winter ginko on Tuesday 31st July. This is our first meeting report on the AHS website.

We decided due to the unpredictable weather to hold an indoor meeting. The venue was Hazelhurst Arts Centre at Gymea where an exhibition charting the career of Marion Hall Best, one of Australia’s first and most influential independent interior designers is currently featuring. Continue reading “Illawong Haiku Group Winter Ginko July 2018”

Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 4 August 2018

Haiku Workshop: Haiku: Beyond the Basics

Lynette Arden presented some ideas to extend us beyond the usual guidelines provided for writing haiku in English.

Japanese thought:

wabi sabi

  1. how it originated
  2. concepts used in haiku

Terms such as yugen and karumi (karumi as discussed by Susumu Tachiguchi (in World Haiku Review)

Martin Lucas in his essay Haiku as poetic spell: argues that haiku in the West has concentrated too much on content and must also look to the poetic element of haiku, as in the value of words and how they are used. Continue reading “Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 4 August 2018”

AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018

Welcome to The Australian Haiku Society Haiku String for  the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice

We will keep the String open for contributions for three days to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

We welcome contributions from haiku poets worldwide.

Please select the title or ‘continue reading’ to go to the main post and make your contribution.

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Announcement: Forthcoming AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018.

We will be holding a Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, which occurs in Australia on Thursday 21st June, 2018. The String will remain open for contributions until Saturday 23rd June to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Continue reading “Announcement: Forthcoming AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018”

Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 2 June 2018

Members met at the Box Factory for our meeting on 2 June, with Maeve Archibald as our workshop presenter.

The meeting consisted of a series of exercises designed to stimulate ideas for writing haibun. Maeve presented each exercise and the participants wrote, and then read what they had written. We hope, of course, that this will result in some worthwhile haibun being developed after the meeting.

So that other groups can share the workshop ideas, we have added them below this report. Continue reading “Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 2 June 2018”

Echidna Tracks: Call For Submissions For New On-Line Australian Haiku Collection

Call for Submissions: Echidna Tracks Issue 1: Places We Live: Cities, Suburbs, Towns

Echidna Tracks

Share with us your haiku aha moments that give life to your observations, feelings and thoughts of times spent in Australian cities, towns or suburbs.

Whether you have lived in such places or come and gone as a visitor we’d love an insight into your experience. Does your doorway open onto a cottage garden, a gnome cluttered lawn or the hallway of a high-rise flat?

Tell us some of the goings-on in your street or neighbourhood.  Our topic is open to every aspect of urban culture and landscape.

Most importantly it is your experience of life in the cities, towns or suburbs we want, authentic and real.

Announcement of New On-Line Australian Haiku Collection

Echidna Tracks has been established to form a new on-line collection website for Australian Haiku. See Echidna Tracks page on AHS website.

Watch for the call for submissions for Issue 1 of Echidna Tracks.

Some haiku has already been included on the website to give contributors an idea of how work will be displayed.

 

 

AHS Autumn 2018 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal Results with comments by judge Ron Moss

Leaf

 

First Place

laid to rest
her body sinking
into stone

Quendryth Young

This is an evocative haiku that struck me on the very first reading. The art of linking to an image works best if it is subtle and full of interconnections that are not immediately obvious. The mention of stone is there, but then the imagination is let loose and we wonder who, or what, the body is and how it can be sinking into stone. So many of the finest haiku take us to places we would not normally go and leave us to explore the depth of their impact. The effect is a very pleasing haiga where we can journey between the image and words and find little treasures of insight.

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