eBook Launch: Ancient Bloodlines: Australian Collaborative Rengay by Simon Hanson & Ron C. Moss

A new collection of Australian themed rengay by Simon Hanson & Ron C. Moss has been launched and published by Caroline Skanne and is now available for free download at wildflower poetry press and at hedgerow: a journal of small poems. Ancient Bloodlines is accompanied by the evocative watercolours of Ron C. Moss and features a particularly innovative style of text formatting he has developed. With “delicate touches of humour and delight, with tones that range from serious and sombre to playful and respectful. Enjoy the paths they have made for you in Ancient Bloodlines, but also lose yourself in these vivid verses so you can find your own” (from the foreword by Michael Dylan Welch).

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https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/e-books-free/

https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/

Launch of Bushfire Moon

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Ron Moss and Heather Scandrett at the launch of Bushfire Moon

On the 24th March, in the beautiful surrounds of the Allport Library in Hobart, I had the honour of launching Ron Moss’s recent book, Bushfire Moon, with the following words:

I first met Ron about seventeen years ago when his friend Ross Coward brought him along to a meeting of the then recently formed haiku group, Watersmeet. I remember sitting around the long table in the Salamanca Arts Centre meeting room. We had each brought along an object from nature as a prompt for writing, and when it came to sharing our jottings I was struck by the detailed observation and insight in the pieces Ron read out. I can still see the trail of tiny black ants Continue reading “Launch of Bushfire Moon”

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

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Book Launch: Bushfire Moon by Ron Moss

book-cover Please join us to celebrate the publication
of Ron’s Fire and Rescue Poetry Collection Bushfire Moon
To be launched by Lyn Reeves

at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts

Ground Floor 91 Murray Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000

on Friday 24 March at 5 pm.

RSVP to Ron Moss:  ronmoss8@gmail.com

Further details of launch here: book-launch-flyer-small

Further details of the book here: bushfire-moon-flyer-small

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.