Small Worlds – new haiku from Lyn Reeves

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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 http://www.colvillegallery.com.au/artists/lukewagner.php

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

Blowing Up Balloons: Sydney and Yass book launches

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Vanessa Proctor from Sydney and Gregory Piko from Yass have collaborated in writing a book of haiku that celebrate the joys of parenthood from the creation of a new life through to early childhood.

The book is titled Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents and is published by Red Moon Press. Vanessa and Gregory will be launching Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) in both Sydney and Yass over the coming weeks with everyone invited to attend.

The Sydney launch will take place at 2pm on Saturday 25th March at The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft.
RSVP staff@thechildrensbookshop.com.au 

The Yass launch will take place at 2pm the following Saturday, 1st April, at Tootsie’s café and gallery which can be found at 289 Comur Street, Yass.

Copies of BUB are available from Gregory’s website, http://www.gregorypiko.com, or you can email Vanessa using the following address: vanessa@hr42.com

Gregory Piko

11 Australians in anthology from India  

A Book Note by Beverley George

Eleven Australians have haiku included in a remarkable international anthology from India, entitled:

naad anunaad: An Anthology of Contemporary World Haiku
Editor-in-Chief: Kala Ramesh
Editors: Sanjuktaa Asopa & Shloka Shankar
ISBN- 978-93-85665-33-2 Pune, Vishwakarma Publications, 2016

The project began with Kala Ramesh sending emails to poets around the world whose work she enjoyed, asking them to submit some of their best haiku, with details of where they were first published. Kala’s aim was to publish in India an anthology of international contemporary haiku, at an affordable price for anyone in her own country who wanted to know more about this genre. She also hoped it might be possible to include work from her students.
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Poems to Wear

Poems to Wear: from Japan and Australia

Selections and commentary by Noriko Tanaka, translations by Amelia Fielden and Saeko Ogi
Ginninderra Press, 2016

“Poems to Wear is a wonderful collection – brilliantly conceived, beautifully written . . . Part 1 contains haiku and tanka by modern and contemporary Japanese poets and Part 2 contains haiku and tanka by Australian poets.  The poets are at their imaginative best . . .  they collect observations from the world of attire and present the reader with poems both thought provoking and a pleasure to read . . . the result is vivid work, animated and illuminated . . .”

(from the blurb)   Patricia Prime, editor of Kokako Continue reading “Poems to Wear”

Bob Jones’s “Haiku Nature” on THF

 

Bob Jones’s instructive and accessible PhD dissertation “Haiku Nature”, most chapters of which were published over six years in Modern Haiku, is now available as a download from The Haiku Foundation’s Digital Library. It can be accessed at http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/items/show/2361

You can also view some of Bob’s thoughts on karumi in haiku, reposted from the HaikuOz archives, in Haiku Musings.

Sharon Dean’s biography of Janice Bostok on THF

‘White Heron: The Authorized Biography of Janice Bostok’ by Sharon Dean has gone up on The Haiku Foundation website as the ‘Librarian’s Cache’ for the week.

It can be accessed at this link:

http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2016/06/01/librarians-cache-the-life-of-janice-m-bostok/

As noted by Lorin Ford, ‘this is a piece (a major work!) that will be welcomed and applauded by all Australians at all interested in haiku.’

‘A Silver Tapestry: The Best Of 25 Years Of Critical Writing From The British Haiku Society’: book note – Beverley George

Selected by Jon Baldwin & Margery Newlove

Edited by Graham High
ISBN 978-1-906333-03-4
Ramsgate, Kent, The British Haiku Society, 2015 [265 pages]

This carefully selected anthology brings together fifty of the major articles published in The British Haiku Society’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ between 1992 and 2014. The selectors considered between three hundred and four hundred articles before making their choice of fifty, with no more than one by a single author. Its publication was made possible by The Sakaguchi Literary Studies fund which supports the production of special publications, and by the personal benevolence of Akiko Sakaguchi.

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Review of “Haiku Bindii: Willow Light”

The following review has been written by Patricia Prime (NZ), editor of “Kokako”:

“Haiku Bindii: Willow Light. Journal of Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group 2015: Volume 2” has been edited by Lee Bentley, with layout and design by Lynette Arden.

Payment can be made via Paypal to lee.bentley@y7mail.com 1. $10AUD; 2. $15AUD; 3 $24 AUD; 4. $30 AUD. 5 or more copies, please contact Lee for details.

“Haiku Bindii: Willow Light” is the Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group’s second collection from Australian poets. Haiga inside front and back covers and throughout the book are by Belinda Broughton. The collection is composed of haiku, tanka, tanka prose and haibun.

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