Members’ News June 2019

Winter Solstice Haiga Kukai

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.
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Members’ News, May 2019

Winter Solstice Haiga Kukai

The Australian Haiku Society is pleased to announce the Winter Solstice Haiga Kukai conducted by Ron C. Moss. As usual there will be a seasonal and non-seasonal category in which participants may offer a haiku verse to accompany images created by Ron. The Winter Solstice occurs in Australia on the 22nd of June this year so stay tuned for further details.
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Members’ News, April 2019

Welcome to our news for April and thank you to all who sent in items of interest.

Haiku is celebrated in a myriad ways around the world everyday though April 17th designated International Haiku Poetry Day has come and gone and with it a number of events and celebrations to mark the occasion.

The haiku poets of Watersmeet Hobart made a haiku window at Fullers Bookshop in Collins Street to celebrate the day.

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Photo by Irene McGuire

The window display proved popular among passers-by who were free to add their own creations. Catch up on the full report here.
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Members’ News March 2019

Our hearts go out to the people of New Zealand, especially the Muslim community over the recent tragedy in Christchurch, we stand with you, share your pain and embrace your love and friendship.

Autumn Equinox Haiku String

Thank you to all participants in our recent Autumn Equinox Haiku String on the theme of City Life, your contributions are much appreciated. You can revisit the String at your leisure here .
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Members’ News, January 2019

Dear Australian Haiku Society Members,

Welcome back to our website for 2019. We trust that you have had a restful holiday season. Many areas in Australia have just experienced the hottest December and January on record and the bushfire season is continuing to be especially fierce. Some parts of the country are still afflicted with drought while others are suffering due to flooding. We hope that all our members, both in Australia and around the world, are safe. During these increasingly uncertain times poetry, and haiku in particular, can help us interpret and express our experiences and share them with others. We have an exciting year ahead of us at the AHS so please take part in our online and local events. This year, more than ever, we look forward to furthering our mission of promoting the enjoyment of haiku within Australia and beyond its shores.

Vanessa Proctor
President, Australian Haiku Society

 

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Members’ News December 2018

Dear Members,

Many thanks for supporting the Australian Haiku Society this year by visiting our website, reading our posts and taking part in our Haiku Strings and Kukai. Our membership is steadily growing and Australian haiku is going from strength to strength. I would like to thank everyone who has continued to share news of their meetings and ginkos with fellow haiku poets and encouraged the enjoyment of haiku. Our Society couldn’t function without the hard work and dedication of our office bearers, in particular Lyn Reeves as Vice President, Simon Hanson as Secretary and Lynette Arden as Webmaster. Our Committee will be taking a break to rest and regenerate until the beginning of February. Wishing you all a very safe, peaceful and creative 2019. I’m excited to see the fine new haiku that the coming year is sure to bring.

Vanessa Proctor
President
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