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’

March/Autumn edition of paper wasp: a journal of haiku

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:

jacquimurray@bigpond.com

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

Jacqui Murray
Founder: Paper Wasp
Founding Editor: paper wasp: a journal of haiku

‘Windfall’, Australian Haiku, Issue 4, 2016 – review by Elaine Riddell

Edited by Beverley George (Blue Giraffe Press, 2016).

ISSN 1839-5449.
In Australia: $A15 for one issue a year for 2 years, postage included; elsewhere: $A25, postage included.

Review by Elaine Riddell.

There will be many looking forward to this fourth annual issue of ‘Windfall’. The first time I was shown a copy of ‘Windfall’, my response was delight. Issue 4 is a worthy successor to the previous three issues. Like its predecessors, Issue 4 has the lovely, understated Ron C. Moss cover design and a simplicity of layout. Despite being small (A6), it uses a good sized font and gives each haiku breathing space on the page. The translucent papers, which separate the cover from the body of the work, seem to say, ‘This is a treasure. Hold it with care.’

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Windfall Issue 4: 2016

‘Windfall: Australian Haiku’ Issue 4 2016 has now been mailed to all subscribers.

The issue features the work of 56 Australian poets and is published by Peter Macrow’s Blue Giraffe Press, edited by Beverley George, with a cover design by Ron C Moss.

The annual submission window for ‘Windfall’ is July only.

Send up to six haiku relevant to life in Australia to beverleygeorge@idx.com.au

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