Bindii Zoom Meeting 12 June

Report for 12.06.22 Bindii meeting

Lynette Arden, Stella Damarjati, Steve Wigg and I gathered this afternoon for a Zoom meeting.

Our agenda was writing tanka. We began by discussing the definition of tanka, and Lyn pointed out that the pivot that is so often emphasised in tanka definitions doesn’t have to occur on the third or fourth line, but can happen anywhere. The only requirement is to progress from one image or thought to a different place. It is often helpful to encompass this progression in a sentence, but this is not compulsory.

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Report on Bindii meeting 6.02.22

Julia, Stella, Steve, Lynette, Maeve and Kaarin met together on Zoom. We discussed the possibility of attending the upcoming Zoom meeting on International Haiku Day, April 17.

As previously arranged, we all brought examples of classic haiku and/or some of our favourites from the Snapshot Press collections. We also attempted our own haiku that evoked similar moods to the examples. Steve began with a haiku by Boncho, a student of Basho.

the dyeing tubs
dripping ceased
tree cricket

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AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2021

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the Summer Solstice Haiku String.

We will be holding this Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Summer Solstice, occurring in Australia this year on Wednesday, 22nd December 2021. The String will remain open for contributions until Tuesday 28th December to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

Contributions to the haiku string have now closed. Thank you to all the participating poets. Please enjoy the haiku.

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Preliminary Notice: AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2021

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the Summer Solstice Haiku String.

We will be holding the Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Summer Solstice, which occurs in Australia this year on Wednesday 22nd December, 2021. The String will remain open for contributions until Monday 28th December to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Contributions may be made on the website during these dates only (not before).

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Tributes: Dr Jacqui Murray

Dr Jacqui Murray: Patron of the Australian Haiku Society, spent many years running the JAL Children’s Haiku Contests in Australia, thus forging a generation of enthusiastic and talented haiku poets.
Alongside her many achievements in the promotion of haiku in this country and overseas she also co-edited The Third Australian Haiku Anthology (paperwasp:2011) and the anthology still heading out: an anthology of Australian and New Zealand haiku, two remarkable collections amongst others that she was instrumental in producing.

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Report for Bindii meeting, October 31 2021.

Present: Lynette Arden, Stella Damarjati, Steve Wigg, Julia Wakefield.

We discussed tanka, as planned from the previous meeting. Stella showed us some that she had prepared, including one that had been accepted for Eucalypt, and Lynn showed us some tanka that she had previously published. We also looked at tanka by Julie Thorndyke.

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Report for Bindii meeting, September 12 2021

Present: Lynette Arden, Stella Damarjati, Steve Wigg, Julia Wakefield. Apologies: Maeve Archibald.

The meeting had been postponed form August 9, as not all of us could attend.

We are getting quite good at running Zoom meetings, but we all forgot what the topic was this time – it was supposed to be water! Julia thought it was winter, so some of us submitted some winter haiku, and Lyn showed us some of her senryu, which alluded to Adelaide-related themes from the past.

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AHS Spring Haiga Kukai 2021 Non-Seasonal

Welcome, haiku poets worldwide to the Australian Haiku Society Spring Equinox Haiga Kukai. Entries close on midnight 30th of September AEST.

Entries have now closed for this competition.

You are invited to write a haiku in response to the image.

Enter no more than one haiku per image. Haiku entered should not have been published previously in print or online, including in discussion forums. If you enter more than one haiku per image, only your first haiku will be considered.

Your name should appear on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.

The winning haiku will be displayed on the AHS website.

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