Call for Submissions: Echidna Tracks Issue 1: Places We Live: Cities, Suburbs, Towns
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.
Echidna Tracks has been established to form a new on-line collection website for Australian Haiku. See Echidna Tracks page on AHS website.
Watch for the call for submissions for Issue 1 of Echidna Tracks.
Some haiku has already been included on the website to give contributors an idea of how work will be displayed.
Windfall: Australian Haiku is a small annual print publication which seeks to publish fine examples of contemporary Australian haiku. Submissions are welcome throughout July each year.
An anthology of Australian haiku, Windfall is edited by Beverley George and published annually by Peter Macrow’s Blue Giraffe Press. Please send up to six haiku on themes relevant to Australia to Beverley George at firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “Windfall” in the subject line or by mail to PO Box 37 Pearl Beach 2256. Please also include a statement to the effect that your haiku are original, unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere. For full details Continue reading “Submission Invitation for Windfall # 6”
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”