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.

Run haiku run – workshop

Run haiku run
the business of finding haiku in city….

A haiku workshop for everyone from the interested bystander to the professed expert.
Presented by Creatrix haiku selector and award winning haikuist – Rose van Son

Saturday, 5th October. 2019
10.00-11.45am
WA Poets Inc
Level 2, Room 33. Bon Marche Arcade
80 Barrack St. Perth, Western Australia

Haiku are everywhere – it is just a matter of finding them; writing them; enjoying them. They may be short but they can pack a punch! Pin these escapees down.

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Windfall: Australian Haiku Submissions

A reminder to Australian haiku poets that submissions to Windfall: Australian Haiku Issue 8 will be open throughout July 2019.  Please send up to six haiku relevant to the experience of urban and rural life in Australia. Observations that celebrate landform, seasons, and our unique flora and fauna, are welcome.
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An Introduction to Haiku: Workshop by Julia Wakefield

Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group Presents

An introduction to Haiku

bird imagehaiku
what are they
why we write them

Saturday 6 April, from 12.30 – 2.30 pm
Box Factory
59 Regent St,
Adelaide

Cost: $8

The haiku is an ancient Japanese poetry form, but it is as relevant today as it has always been. Western poets have adopted and adapted the form to suit contemporary tastes, and the fact that the form continues to evolve in Japan is, paradoxically, entirely in keeping with tradition.

Bindii member Julia Wakefield will give a brief introduction to the combined complexity and simplicity of the haiku form. After a short break, there will be a series of group exercises that focus on composing haiku.

Refreshments provided.

To book, contact Julia at Julia.wakefield@gmail.com or call 0433975590

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Echidna Tracks Submission Reminder

Submissions to Issue 2 of Echidna Tracks on the theme of Landscapes remain open for the duration of October.

For this issue we invite (original, previously unpublished) haiku that respond to aspects of the rich and various landscapes of the Australian continent — from its coastal environments to its desert interior, its many kinds of forests, wetlands, rivers, bushland and landforms. We look forward to receiving haiku that share your moments of heightened awareness and deep connection with these natural places.

Please follow the guidelines on the submissions page.

Echidna Tracks Submissions

A reminder that Echidna Tracks will be accepting submissions for its second issue throughout October.

The theme for Issue 2 will be Landscapes

For this issue we invite (original, previously unpublished) haiku that respond to aspects of the rich and various landscapes of the Australian continent — from its coastal environments to its desert interior, its many kinds of forests, wetlands, rivers, bushland and landforms. We look forward to receiving haiku that share your moments of heightened awareness and deep connection with these natural places.

Haiku submissions for Echidna Tracks Issue 2 may be made via the form that will appear on the Submissions page throughout the month of October.

Please follow the guidelines on the submissions page. We look forward to reading your work.

Lynette Arden, Lyn Reeves & Simon Hanson