The Australian Haiku Society (AHS) was invited to take part in The Melbourne Writer’s Festival this year. As a Victorian representative, I was contacted by Janel Yau, project manager at the Melbourne Immigration Museum who asked if we would be able to assist people write haiku and run an open stage reading featuring their work. Continue reading “Melbourne Writer’s Festival”
A group of poets, led by Vanessa Proctor, AHS President, will be reading haiku at the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival at the Auburn Botanic Gardens on Thursday 22nd August at 11am. The reading will take place in the rain forest area and will be followed by a ginko and the opportunity to write haiku. All are welcome to attend this event which is free for seniors, children and those who live in the Cumberland Council region.
As part of the Melbourne Spoken Word Festival, Myron Lysenko will be leading a haiku workshop on Sunday 14th July.
Myron has been teaching contemporary haiku since the end of the twentieth century. He will show examples of haiku and will teach you how to compose haiku and how to use specific techniques to achieve this. If you are in Melbourne this weekend take the opportunity to learn more about the art and craft of contemporary haiku.
You can find more details and book for the workshop here
Myron is the Victorian regional representative for Australian Haiku Society. His haiku collection a rosebush grabs my sleeve was published by Flat Chat Press in 2005. He won an international haiku prize in Japan in 2004 – the Suruga Baika Literary Award for Haiku. His haiku have been published in many overseas and Australian haiku journals. Myron was part of RookuTroupe – a trio of haiku poets instrumental in having haiku published on Melbourne’s suburban trains in 2006. Myron conducts ginko in scenic surroundings in Victoria.
The poets of Watersmeet celebrated International Haiku Day on Wednesday 17th April by creating a window of haiku at Fullers Bookshop in Hobart. Fullers generously made space in the front of the shop, pushing back shelves and placing a table just inside the window where we spread a collection of haiku books for people to browse. The staff provided us with A5 size cards, the border designed by Ron Moss, on which we wrote our own or a favourite haiku. These we taped to the window for passers-by to read. A similar event held in 2006 was “Haiku Grafffiti” where we wrote on the shop windows – because of the time it took to clean the windows back then, it was decided to use cards this time. Continue reading “Haiku Window- International Haiku Day”
A haiku event will take place at the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival, Auburn on Thursday 23rd August, 10:00 – 11:00am. The event will include a haiku reading by a group of haiku poets and a ginko led by AHS President, Vanessa Proctor.
After months of preparation of the site and selection of content, the editors of Echidna Tracks – Simon Hanson, Lynette Arden and myself (Lyn Reeves) – are pleased to announce the launch of our first issue.
Go here to enjoy the wide-ranging voices and observations of Places we Live: cities, suburbs, towns. Haiku will be posted one a day until the issue is complete. If you would like to receive a daily haiku in your inbox, sign up to follow by email. Continue reading “Echidna Tracks: Australian Haiku”
Jane 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”
I’m looking forward to our Summer Solstice Haiku String which opens tomorrow on the subject of Peace, something that is worth reflecting on now more than ever. Please consider contributing your haiku.
As it is not only the Christmas season but also our long summer holiday, here at the Australian Haiku Society we’ll be taking a break from our regular features until the end of January so that we can recharge our batteries and come to you with renewed energy to celebrate Australian haiku in 2018.
I would like to wish all our members and their families a very Merry Christmas and a happy, peaceful and creative New Year.