Small Worlds – new haiku from Lyn Reeves


Small Worlds is a book/catalogue of paintings in an exhibition by Hobart painter, Luke Wagner. Each of fifteen paintings of bonsai is accompanied by a haiku by Lyn, in a limited edition, beautifully presented hard cover publication. Paintings and book details can be viewed at

The book was launched at the exhibition opening on the 5th March and is available from the gallery and from Hobart Bookshop.

‘Eucalypt’ Anthology Book Launch

An anthology of 108 tanka from the first twenty-one issues of Eucalypt: a tanka journal will be launched at The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft, NSW, between 10.30 a.m. and 12.00 midday, on Saturday, 18 February.

Edited by the journal’s founding editor, Beverley George, the anthology is entitled A Temple Bell Sounds.

It will be launched by Kiyoko Ogawa (poet, editor and essayist from Otsu, Japan).

The launch will feature readings from poets whose work is included in A Temple Bell Sounds and/or in Eucalypt 21, co-edited by Beverley George and Julie Thorndyke.

RSVP for this launch is essential.
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Book Launch: Bushfire Moon by Ron Moss

book-cover Please join us to celebrate the publication
of Ron’s Fire and Rescue Poetry Collection Bushfire Moon
To be launched by Lyn Reeves

at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts

Ground Floor 91 Murray Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000

on Friday 24 March at 5 pm.

RSVP to Ron Moss:

Further details of launch here: book-launch-flyer-small

Further details of the book here: bushfire-moon-flyer-small

Launch of ‘River’s Edge’ by Owen Bullock

On December 5, Smith’s Alternative Bookshop was packed for the Canberra launch of Owen Bullock’s fourth poetry collection, River’s Edge (Recent Work Press, 2016). Bullock is a PhD Candidate at the University of Canberra and former editor of Kokako, the New Zealand based journal of haiku, tanka and related forms. He also holds a Canberra Critics’ Award (2015). That Beverley George travelled from the Central Coast of New South Wales to launch this book speaks volumes for its quality.
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A Metaphor and a Milestone

The upstairs room of The Children’s Bookshop at Beecroft was filled to capacity on Saturday 28 May with an appreciative audience attending back-to-back afternoon events celebrating collaborative poetry and the tanka form.

In the first event Vanessa Proctor, President of the Australian Haiku Society, launched A Shared Umbrella. This joint project by Beverley George and David Terelinck is a collection of ten tanka sequences and thirteen rengay written over several years of collaboration.

Vanessa elaborated on the title metaphor, illustrated so enchantingly on the book cover by South African artist Tumi K. Steyn.  The cover, in a pleasing shade of gold with autumnal notes, features a traditional Japanese umbrella, or wagasa. To quote Vanessa:

“To share such an umbrella with someone, you need to stand close in order to be able to share the space together, to walk in step.  That walking in step is an art which Beverley and David have mastered beautifully.” Continue reading “A Metaphor and a Milestone”

Book Launch

‘A Shared Umbrella: the responsive tanka & rengay of Beverley George & David Terelinck’ will be launched by Vanessa Proctor, President of the Australian Haiku Society, at The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft NSW (opposite Beecroft Station)  on Saturday 28th May 2016 at 1 pm.

Following this, we will celebrate the launch by Michael Thorley of the 20th issue of ‘Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal’, Australia’s first publication for tanka only, edited by Beverley George. Poets whose work has appeared in ‘Eucalypt’ will be invited to read two of their own poems. RSVP or phone 0409 743 889