Message from Sandra Simpson:
Haiku NewZ, and its parent the New Zealand Poetry Society, have moved to a new website which has a fresh look.
Find Haiku Happenings here: https://poetrysociety.org.nz/affiliates/haiku-nz/haiku-happenings/
To access and navigate the rest of the pages, hover your mouse over Affiliates in the top menu. A drop-down tab will appear that says Haiku New Zealand. Point your mouse at this tab and a drop-down menu with all the page names appears to the right.
Continue reading “New website for Haiku NewZ & NZPS”
It seems hard to believe that this issue is the last print edition of paper wasp. Paper wasp, a quarterly journal of haiku, and Australia’s first dedicated haiku journal, has been part of the Australian literary landscape for over twenty years. Its journey towards publication began in Brisbane, with John Knight, Jacqui Murray and Ross Clark as the founding editors. Subsequently Janice Bostok and Katherine Samuelowicz joined the editorial team.
Much has changed in the Australian haiku scene over the last two decades. Poets have come and gone and new poets have emerged as haiku has become increasingly popular worldwide. The journal has increased the number of haiku in each issue over the years while retaining the same format. Continue reading “Paper Wasp Volume 22, number 2, winter 2016: Review by Vanessa Proctor”
As noted by its editor David McMurray, “Celebratory haiku from Australia made front page news in the Asahi newspaper on July 1.”
Haiku by Barbara Taylor and Marietta McGregor can be accessed through this link:
Continue reading “Australians on Asahi Haikuist Network”
Included in the Expositions section of the final edition of A Hundred Gourds – just released – is a review of Windfall 4, written by Australian haiku poet Jo McInerney, who is becoming increasingly respected as a commentator on haiku.
Through accessing the following link, readers will be able to appreciate Jo’s response to the latest edition of Windfall, an annual selection of Australian haiku edited by Beverley George and published by Peter Macrow’s Blue Giraffe Press:
The 19th issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry, is now available. This June 2016 issue is our final issue. All issues of A Hundred Gourds will remain available for the foreseeable future and we hope readers will continue to find them useful resources. We thank all of our contributors for the wonderful work AHG has been able to publish.
As well as our Haiku, Haibun, Haiga, Tanka and Expositions sections, AHG 5:3 presents two Features, plus a range of Expositions: further details can be found below.
Continue reading “‘A Hundred Gourds’ 5.3 released – Lorin Ford”
The Autumn 2016 edition of ‘paper wasp: a journal of haiku’, featuring more than 40 poets, is now available for $8 within Australia and $US9 overseas (posting & handling included).
‘paper wasp’ will cease publication as a quarterly print journal in June.
‘paper wasp’ will re-emerge in a new form online and produce occasional haiku anthologies in hard copy.
The last Winter issue is intended as a collector’s edition.
In keeping with the beginnings of ‘paper wasp’ more than 20 years ago, it will publish haiku only.
Submissions are restricted to a maximum of six haiku.
The deadline is 1 May.
The Winter edition will be sent free of charge to existing subscribers.
It will be available for $A10 within Australia and $US10 overseas, postage and handling included.
Continue reading “Changes at Paper Wasp”
I’m very happy to be able to announce that the nine complete issues 1.1 through to 3.1 of the quarterly journal, ‘Notes from the Gean’, for which I was haiku editor, have been recovered and are now archived on Don Baird’s website, ‘The Living Anthology’.
The work published in the first issue, ‘Notes from the Gean’1.1, June 2009, includes haiku by these Australians:
Lynette Arden, John Bird, Neil Bramson, Dawn Bruce, Nathalie Buckland, Ashley Capes, Beverley George, Gina, Matt Hetherington, Michelle Leber, Jo McInerney, Mark Miller, Graham Nunn, Rhonda Poholke, Jack Prewitt, Harry Rout, Barbara A. Taylor, Rodney Williams and Quendryth Young.
More can be found in the further issues of ‘Notes from the Gean’ archived on ‘The Living Anthology’ website.
– Lorin Ford, haiku editor & etc., ‘A Hundred Gourds’
The deadline for the next edition of paper wasp is 1 February 2016.
Please note that the address for submissions has changed. It is now:
If you have already sent a submission to another address please resend it to the email address above.
Likewise all enquiries, including any regarding snail mail, should be referred to Jacqui Murray.
With thanks and warm regards
Founder: Paper Wasp
Founding Editor: paper wasp: a journal of haiku