Simply Haiku features local haiga
I would like to announce that the winter edition of Simply Haiku is now online.
In this issue I was invited to be a guest editor in the haiga section. I would like to draw your attention to the work of Ross Coward of Hobart, and his first attempt at haiga, using his own haiku and images that he took on a recent trip in Tasmania.
Please enjoy at your leisure, what is a wonderful issue and well done to all concerned.
Ron Moss, Regional Representative for Tasmania
Saturday the 18th July, 3pm-6pm.
Tea and Haiku at Chado The Way of Tea 134 Elizabeth Street, Hobart.
Enjoy an afternoon of Haiku poetry with a tea theme by Lyn Reeves, Ron Moss, Jenny Barnard, Annaxue Yang, Robyn Mathison, Jill Cartwright, Lorraine Haig and Ross Coward. Anne Collins will read excerpts from the book Baisao The Old Tea Seller by Norman Waddell. The cost is $15 per person which includes tea and a specialty sweet. Please note the reading will take place in the first floor room of the teahouse which is accessible only by stairs. Bookings essential. Ring Chado on 62316411.
News just to hand of the Go Graphic exhibition which will feature manga by Madeleine Rosca and also haiku and haibun by Ron Moss.
It starts on July 30 and we hope to have a report about it very soon.
Haiku workshops with Jodie Hawthorne
During Tasmanian Living Writers Week, Jodie will be giving two haiku workshops and exhibiting her haiga.
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Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending a book launch at the Hobart Bookshop of the ink brushed distance by Lyn Reeves, vice-president of the Australian Haiku Society, manager/owner of Pardalote Press and haiku editor for Famous Reporter. In this book, which features a cover design by Ron Moss, haiku are interspersed with free verse to pleasing effect. The book is published by Walleah Press PO Box 368 North Hobart Tasmania 7002.
I was also delighted to be guest of honour at an enjoyable lunch, hosted by Lyn and Andrew Reeves and to meet haiku poets from the talented Watersmeet Haiku Group, with whom I have corresponded for years, through Yellow Moon and Eucalypt.
Extended meanderings through the amazingly beautiful Botanical Gardens and the lively Salamanca Markets, together the near presence of ocean and mountains, made it obvious why these haiku poets never run out of inspiration.