Welcome to the annual celebration of Australian footy and haiku!
Calling all haiku poets and other vagabonds from every nook and cranny on the planet to participate in the Annual AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai for 2022. This is the one day of the year when haiku poets, expert and novice, turn their Zen minds to the rip-roaring, white-knuckle, roller-coaster experience of a footy match to produce a live haiku call of the AFL Grand Final. The game kicks off on Saturday 24th September at 2.30pm AEST, but you can share your haiku anytime prior to the game.
The Australian Haiku Society is excited to announce a call for submissions for the Fourth Australian Haiku Anthology (4AHA) that will showcase the work of poets who are writing haiku in this country today.
The US based online journal, Drifting Sands, has had a particularly Aussie flavour lately with the January Special Feature:Girt by Sea overseen and including the works of poet-photographer Gavin Austin. This collection features pieces by a number of Australian poets. Some of the photographs may take a little while to load because of their high resolution, but they are worth it!
Also the current issue of Drifting Sands: issue 7, with a more international selection, has been guest edited by Marilyn Humbert and can be enjoyed here.
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. Continue reading “AHS Haiku Readings and Ginko at the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival, 22nd August”
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.
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.