The Haiku Hecameron

An invitation from Scott Mason

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
for
The Haiku Hecameron

What

The Haiku Hecameron will be a volume featuring the haiku-related work of 100 haiku poets worldwide with each piece created in the spirit of gratitude for something that remains right (possibly even wondrous) in the world of the poet’s present-day experience.
A submission consists of up to a total of three of the following, in any combination:
–          haiku
–          haiku sequence (up to 100 words including title)
–          – haibun (up to 100 words including title)
–          haiga (minimum resolution 300 dpi)
One submission, as defined above, per person. Work must be the author’s own and not previously published (in print or online) or under consideration anywhere else (e.g., for publication or a contest).

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Preliminary Announcement: Autumn Equinox Haiku String 2020

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Autumn Equinox Haiku String.

We will be holding the String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Autumn Equinox, which occurs in Australia this year on Friday 20th March, 2020. The String will remain open for contributions until Sunday 22nd March to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Contributions may be made on the website during these dates (not before).

Haiku String – Instructions

AHS invites you to share with us your original, previously unpublished haiku or senryu on the theme of Relationships.  We invite you to explore a multiplicity of ideas in the String without necessarily using the word ‘relationship’.

The haiku will be linked by the subject of Relationships. It is not necessary for each haiku to relate to the one before it.

  1. Please contribute up to three of your best previously unpublished haiku or senryu.
  2. Haiku should be posted in the comment box at the end of the post.
  3. Each poem posted must be original work by the poet making the post. Please include your name below each haiku as you wish it to appear.

Posting your work in the AHS Autumn Equinox String 2020 assumes the following:

Copyright of each haiku remains with the author. We request nonexclusive permission to publish your work on AHS website and to republish it in any future online collections on the AHS website.

Call out for Haiku on Postcards

The Polish haiku poet, Krzysztof Kokot, has begun an initiative to collect picture postcards from all over the world, on which (on the reverse side), the sender/author will post their haiku with a view to creating an exhibition of the postcards.

Send one postcard with a view of your city/region with the haiku on the back. The haiku should not be connected with the view on the postcard, but should reflect your homeland.

Write the haiku by hand. No envelopes please.

Contact Krzysztof Kokot for more information at: kwkokot@poczta.onet.pl

Echidna Tracks Submissions

A reminder that submissions for Echidna Tracks issue 4: Recreation & Leisure remain open throughout the month of October.

From the beach to the bush, from playing fields to ski slopes, from public parks to domestic spaces, Australia offers a wealth of opportunities and places to enjoy our leisure time.

We invite your previously unpublished haiku and senryu about recreation, relaxation, holidays, sport, hobbies and pastimes. The editors look forward to your contributions.

Tassie Dune dweller

 

2019 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai

Calling haiku poets (and non-haiku poets alike) all over the world to sharpen your haiku lenses for the 2019 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai. This is the 8th annual running of this event in which haiku poets from all corners of the globe spend the duration of the AFL Grand Final writing haiku about the game. Your efforts will produce the only ‘live call’ of a major sports event in haiku anywhere in the world! (that we’re aware of!) So, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whoever you barrack for, send us some haiku of your experience of watching the game. Whether it be from inside the stadium, your couch, the local pub, the car, or even your bed, send us haiku throughout the game. This is a most unique grand final experience. Game starts 2.30pm (AEST) Saturday 29th September, but you are welcome to send haiku throughout the week in the build up to the game.
 
Find the event on Facebook. The 2019 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai.
 
See you at the game!
Rob Scott.