Submission Invitation for Windfall # 6

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 beverleygeorge@idx.com.au 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 Please also include a statement to the effect that your haiku are original, unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.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”

New website for Haiku NewZ & NZPS

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.
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Paper Wasp Volume 22, number 2, winter 2016: Review by Vanessa Proctor

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”

Review of ‘Windfall’ in ‘A Hundred Gourds’ 5.3

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:

http://www.ahundredgourds.com/

‘A Hundred Gourds’ 5.3 released – Lorin Ford

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.

http://www.ahundredgourds.com/

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.

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Changes at Paper Wasp

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.

Enquiries/submissions: jacquimurray@bigpond.com

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‘Notes from the Gean’, Resurrected – Message from Lorin Ford

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’.

You’ll find them in TLA’s ‘Library Shelf’ under the heading ‘Journals’:

http://livinghaikuanthology.com/library-shelf.html

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’