Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 5 August 2017

On a very cold, windy day, with the forecast of an approaching storm, we were pleased to welcome seven members for the haibun workshop presented by Maeve Archibald at the Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide.

The workshop commenced at 12.30.

Maeve Archibald presented a detailed workshop, starting with an exploration of the varieties of haibun being written and then suggesting various ways of approaching the construction of a haibun. Maeve accompanied this with a succession of stimulus exercises.

Maeve has supplied a detailed description of her haibun workshop. See below the report on the meeting. Continue reading “Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 5 August 2017”

AHS Haiku String on Place for the Winter Solstice 2017

Welcome to The Australian Haiku Society Haiku String for  the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, which occurs in Sydney NSW on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 2:24 pm AEST.
We will keep the string open for contributions until Friday, 23 June at 2.24 pm AEST to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

See the contributions by clicking the header to go to the main post, or click HERE

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Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 3 June 2017

Ten members of the Bindii group attended a tanka workshop led by Dawn Colsey and Lynette Arden at the Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide.

Lee Bentley, as chair of the meeting, welcomed the presenters at 12.30.

Some written material had been distributed to members by email prior the meeting and links to further articles are displayed on Bindii Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1150474291637982/

Several members brought in a range of journals and books containing tanka, so all could share a range of published work. Continue reading “Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 3 June 2017”

Prior Notification of AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String on ‘Place’.

The Australian Haiku Society will be holding a Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, which occurs in Sydney NSW on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 2:24 pm AEST. We will keep the string open for contributions until Friday, 23 June at 2.24 pm AEST to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

We welcome contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2017.

The subject of the haiku string is ‘place’. We invite you to share with us your original haiku about the place you live, or a place where you have lived or visited. Tell us about the landscape, whether urban, rural, or wilderness, the weather and mood of the place, the animals, birds, insects, and sea creatures, and the lifestyle and customs of the humans who live there. Continue reading “Prior Notification of AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String on ‘Place’.”

eBook Launch: Ancient Bloodlines: Australian Collaborative Rengay by Simon Hanson & Ron C. Moss

A new collection of Australian themed rengay by Simon Hanson & Ron C. Moss has been launched and published by Caroline Skanne and is now available for free download at wildflower poetry press and at hedgerow: a journal of small poems. Ancient Bloodlines is accompanied by the evocative watercolours of Ron C. Moss and features a particularly innovative style of text formatting he has developed. With “delicate touches of humour and delight, with tones that range from serious and sombre to playful and respectful. Enjoy the paths they have made for you in Ancient Bloodlines, but also lose yourself in these vivid verses so you can find your own” (from the foreword by Michael Dylan Welch).

Ancient-Bloodlines-(web)

https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/e-books-free/

https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/

Cloudcatchers Ginko No.45 (autumn)

Brunswick River NSW           Thursday 6 April 2017

Amid the anguish of the flooding caused by Cyclone Debbie, the Cloudcatchers group on the Far North Coast of New South Wales held its autumn ginko on Thursday 6 April. Some of the members had suffered damage to home and property, some were cut off for days by flood waters, experienced power blackouts, and some were still involved with the arduous and heartbreaking job of cleaning up.

The visit to this venue had been planned for over eighteen months. We were anxious to repeat an experience shared in 2011 of exploring the mangrove tidal flats of the Brunswick River, 40 km north of Ballina. For this we needed a low tide at the right time of day, on the right day of the week, in the right month of the season. Eventually the date was established, but after weeks of heavy winds, rain and flooding, the gathering was in doubt. Continue reading “Cloudcatchers Ginko No.45 (autumn)”

Winner of AHS Autumn 2017 Haiga Kukai: Non Seasonal

 

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wet weekend . . .
my grandfather’s life
unfolds

 Joanne Watcyn-Jones

 First Place

My final selection of poems all feature links to the interesting collection in the image. We keep things close to us for all sorts of reasons and this theme is explored by the poets in different ways. I selected Joanne Watcyn-Jones’ haiku for the different levels of linking and the succinct language she uses. Many of us can evoke a memory of doing such a thing on a wet day. The haiku and image work together seamlessly to bring about a collaboration that  goes to another level. Each one is also capable of standing alone, which is an essential ingredient of a good haiga. Continue reading “Winner of AHS Autumn 2017 Haiga Kukai: Non Seasonal”