Day’s End: Poetry and Photography about Aging

Announcing Day’s End: A collection of haiku, senryu, tanka matched with images and of haibun on the subject of aging by 50 poets. Editor Ray Rasmussen. Guest Editor Anita Virgil.

This website contains a collection of images and poems by some of the well-known poets in the contemporary haiku, senryu, tanka and haibun genres. Also included are poems from Asian poetry masters – voices from the past sharing the same sensibilities as we, who think of ourselves as modern.

Haiku Dreaming Australia – June 2010 Report

Note this resource is available, but submissions have closed.

Haiku Dreaming Australia started in 2006 as an online publication to encourage the writing of haiku relevant to Australia, and to provide a permanent display of the best of these. The background and rationale are given in Dreaming’s online articles.

How it Works:
I, as editor, review haiku publications and select material for the Dreaming Collection. In addition many poets directly submit their poems (over 1000 to date) and editors draw my attention to poems they think I should consider. In 2009 I sponsored an international haiku competition (Judges: Janice Bostok, Lorin Ford, Ron Moss and Rob Scott) which yielded 28 haiku for Dreaming, including 8 from overseas. Of the thousands of haiku considered in the last four years I have accepted and published 362.

I remove haiku from the Collection to the Dreaming Archives as guided by peer reviews I receive. 134 of the 362 haiku selected have since been removed to the Archives leaving 228 currently in the Collection. At this stage 200-250 seems a reasonable population.. Of the initial 120 haiku published in 2006, 19 survive.

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Members Publications – Dawn Bruce

‘Sketching Light’ published by Ginninderra Press 2008

ISBN 978l 74027 4760, 92pp, $20.00
Dawn Bruce’s sustained engagement with Japanese poetic genres informs her free verse too, imbuing it with spare elegance and a keen sense of the immediate. This is disciplined writing that prunes the extraneous and allows us to see the clear images upon which this poet bases her commentary on human experience. Dawn’s love of and commitment to poetry is evident in every line.’- Beverley George

Available from: Dawn Bruce contact through $20 including postage
or Gleebooks Sydney $20 plus postage for details
or from Ginnindera Press…see website

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Craigleigh Press release Haiku by Two

Here is a book of haiku that brilliantly charts the seasons: the map of spring to winter nuggetted in compact flashes of vivid images to savour from “robin-song edges of dawn” to “snowy sunrise shiver of morning.”

Becky Alexander and Wendy Visser, masters of the provocative visions haiku revels in unfolding, offer a collaboration to enjoy throughout the year, each season captured with fresh insight in arresting language. Sound and colour in elusive brief lines catch bird and beastie, the homely comfort of den and porch, as the seasons
challenge and embrace. Both humour and haunt fountain through the work.

“Winding lane,” “disappearing shadows” invite you to explore the “wisps” and “curves” that twist their enigmatic beauty as the earth, and you, revolve in a joyful excursion into the theatre of nature.

from a review by Katherine L. Gordon,
Author, Editor, Publisher, Judge and Reviewer, Resident Columnist for Ancient Heart Magazine.

Members Publications – Katherine Samuelowicz

each in own future: 55 tanka & unrelated randomly placed photographs from many places

(DVD: tanka & photographs); 324/50 Macquarie St, Teneriffe Qld: Postpressed, 2007

sleeping suburbs apart: conversations with ex-husbands & lovers
(poems, tanka and haiku); Flaxton: PostPressed, 2005.

self portrait with sand: postcards from various places
Flaxton: PostPressed, 2002.

noticing the view: haiku & other poems.
Flaxton: PostPressed, 1999.