The Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice Haiga Kukai for 2019 has concluded and selections by Ron Moss have been made and will be announced soon. Thank you so much to everyone who took part. And thanks again to Ron for creating the images and for judging the competition, our gratitude is ongoing. Feel free to revisit the contributions for both the Seasonal and Non-seasonal categories if you wish. Continue reading “Members’ News, December 2019”
I’d like to wish all AHS members a safe and peaceful holiday season, especially in these trying times of drought, bush fire and extreme weather conditions in Australia. Our thoughts go out to all affected and also to the brave firefighters who are working so hard to keep us safe.
President, Australian Haiku Society
A collaboration, two years in the making, between haiku poet Rose van Son and multi-media artists Denise Gillies and Lynne Mitchell has culminated in a stunning exhibition on the theme of nature at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda, Western Australia. The opening of the exhibition, Out on a Limb, was held on the 16th of November 2019 and remains open until the 8th of December. Continue reading “Members’ News November 2019”
For some time we have been featuring commentary about Australian haiku. You may have noticed we have recently have extended an invitation to New Zealand haiku poets, our neighbours across the Tasman Sea, to contribute to the AHS website, with commentaries about New Zealand haiku. These haiku and their commentaries offer a uniquely New Zealand perspective on life and on the landscape. We trust you will find them instructive and enjoyable.
Thank you all who participated from near and far around the globe in the Australian Haiku Society Spring Equinox Haiku String. The theme of Discovery was a challenging one but once again the event has been quite popular, a bit of fun and produced a few gems. If you would like to revisit the String it can be accessed here.
The Haiku Foundation September Per Diem
The Haiku Foundation Per Diem for the month of September on the theme of Day Moon was selected by Madhuri Pillai. Introducing her chosen theme she writes:
“Since the beginning of time, the moon has always enamoured us with her luminous splendour, her tranquil visage as she serenely shimmers across the sky.
Yet in our busy daily schedule often we are unaware of her presence in the sky, either shyly dodging the clouds or brazenly challenging the sun, always unobtrusive.
I hope you will enjoy the collection of poems by poets who were inspired by the day moon.”
Spring is definitely making its way back into the garden and into the activities of a whole host of insects, animals and birds. The Spring Equinox falls on September 23rd in the Southern Hemisphere this year and to celebrate, the Australian Haiku Society will host a Haiku String on and around that date. Everyone is invited to participate and we look forward to your offerings. A submission form will be made available on the website at the time of the equinox. More information will be posted to the website soon including the announcement of a theme.
The results for the Australian Haiku Society Haiga Kukai for both seasonal and non-seasonal categories have been announced and can be accessed in these links along with the judge’s comments. Once again a special thank you to Ron Moss for supplying these wonderful images and for adjudicating the kukai; much appreciated. Continue reading “Members’ News, July 2019”
The Australian Haiku Society Winter Solstice Haiga Kukai for 2019 has come to a close and we sincerely thank all those who took part. A special thank you to Ron Moss who has once again generously given us the benefit of his creative talents in providing us with two images for the Kukai. He is now immersed in the selection process. You can revisit all entries for both the seasonal and non-seasonal categories by clicking on these links. Continue reading “Members’ News June 2019”