Chapbook Publication, Robyn Cairns

This Peace by Robyn Cairns, is a collection of short form poetry including; haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, micro-poetry and haiga (featuring the author’s art and photography). The poetry was written predominantly in the year following her father’s death in 2017—and is very close to the heart. This Peace was accepted for publication in May 2019 and recently published by Ginninderra Press. The collection can be ordered here on the Ginninderra website. Well known Canadian haiku poet and good friend Marianne Paul generously wrote the blurb for the book.

Field of Stars – Book Launch

Field of Stars, a collection of haiku and senryu by Lyn Reeves, will be launched at Hobart Bookshop by Irene McGuire on Monday 9th September at 5.30 pm.
All are welcome to this free event.

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Field of Stars is published by Walleah Press and available from their online bookstore.

It can also be ordered from Hobart Bookshop and Fullers Bookshop.
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rePresenting Nature by Janet Howie

You are invited to the launch of rePresenting Nature: poetry and paintings by Janet Howie. Explore the connections between nature, art and human experience.

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Where: Williamstown Literary Festival
Williamstown Town Hall,
104 Ferguson Street, Melbourne
(upstairs in the Council  Chambers)

When: 5.00 – 6.00pm, on Sunday, June 17

Roz Edmond – editor and local artist will launch the book.

Drinks and nibbles provided

This is a free event but please RSVP: jmhowie@bigpond.com

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Launch of Only in Silence and Eucalypt 24

On Saturday, 12th May 2018, a large number of poets and other interested people retreated from the congestion of Saturday morning traffic to the quiet upstairs room at the Beecroft Children’s Bookshop.  They were gathered to celebrate the launch of Beverley George’s latest book Only in Silence and also the #24 edition of Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal, editor Julie Thorndyke. Continue reading “Launch of Only in Silence and Eucalypt 24”

Echoes of Flight: haiku & senryu – launch

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Jane asking the kookaburras to quieten down while she reads.

On March 17th I had the privilege of launching Jane Williams’ new haiku collection, Echoes of Flight in the bushland setting of Waterworks Reserve, on a day of perfect autumn sunshine sharpened with the pungency of eucalyptus leaves and blossom.

Jane Williams is one of the most versatile writers I know. Her work covers a wide range of genres – poetry, short stories and writing for children – In fact, we can look forward to the release of a collection of poems for children and a children’s picture book later this year, making 2018 a trifecta of achievements in publishing her work. She also writes a variety of Japanese-style short form works including haibun, haiga and tanka. This latest collection, her eighth, is a selection of her haiku and senryu.

Jane Williams is a poet who notices things, who pays attention to her surroundings with curiosity and wonder. That curiosity and wonder is evident in the opening poem of her new collection. Continue reading “Echoes of Flight: haiku & senryu – launch”

Echoes of Flight – by Jane Williams

echoes cover w2Jane Williams’ collection of haiku and senryu, echoes of flight, will be launched by Lyn Reeves on Saturday 17th March, 11.00am, at Waterworks Reserve Ridgeway Rd, Ridgeway. Site number 9 (last hut on the left).
You are warmly invited. There will be cake.

‘Echoes of Flight is a wonderful treasure box of haiku moments experienced through finely tuned poetic senses. These moments are captured in crisp detail, displaying a profound reverence for the world in which the poet so keenly observes. We are richer for seeing things as Jane Williams does.’ – Ron C. Moss. Continue reading “Echoes of Flight – by Jane Williams”