Announcement: Forthcoming AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018.

We will be holding a Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, which occurs in Australia on Thursday 21st June, 2018. The String will remain open for contributions until Saturday 23rd June to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Continue reading “Announcement: Forthcoming AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018”

Windfall: Australian Haiku

A reminder to Australian haiku poets that submissions to Windfall: Australian Haiku Issue 7 will be open throughout July 2018.  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.

Email: beverleygeorge@idx.com.au   Continue reading “Windfall: Australian Haiku”

Echidna Tracks: Call For Submissions For New On-Line Australian Haiku Collection

Call for Submissions: Echidna Tracks Issue 1: Places We Live: Cities, Suburbs, Towns

Echidna Tracks

Share with us your haiku aha moments that give life to your observations, feelings and thoughts of times spent in Australian cities, towns or suburbs.

Whether you have lived in such places or come and gone as a visitor we’d love an insight into your experience. Does your doorway open onto a cottage garden, a gnome cluttered lawn or the hallway of a high-rise flat?

Tell us some of the goings-on in your street or neighbourhood.  Our topic is open to every aspect of urban culture and landscape.

Most importantly it is your experience of life in the cities, towns or suburbs we want, authentic and real.

Prior Notification of AHS Autumn 2018 Haiga Kukai

The Australian Haiku Society is delighted to announce that it will be holding a Haiga Kukai on the autumn equinox 2018. Two images by Ron Moss will be displayed on the AHS website from 21st March and poets are invited to submit one previously unpublished haiku inspired by each image from that time until 29th March. Ron will then select the winning haiku which will be displayed on the AHS website.
Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.
Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section, which can be found at the bottom of the post.
By entering the competition, entrants agree to make their haiku available for use on the AHS website, although the copyright will remain with the author.
No correspondence will be entered into regarding winning entries.
Please make sure that your name appears on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.

Announcement of AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2017

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2017.

We will be holding a Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Summer Solstice, which occurs in Australia on Friday, 22nd December 2017. The String will remain open for contributions until Sunday 24th December to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

AHS invites you to share with us your original haiku about Peace, a subject that is particularly pertinent at Christmas time. There are many associations with peace such as harmony, freedom and stillness. We invite you to explore these ideas in the String without using the word ‘peace’.

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

  1. Please contribute up to three of your best haiku.
  2. Haiku should be posted in the comment box at the end of the post.
  3. Haiku 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 Summer Solstice Haiku String 2017 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.