As part of the Melbourne Spoken Word Festival, Myron Lysenko will be leading a haiku workshop on Sunday 14th July.
Myron has been teaching contemporary haiku since the end of the twentieth century. He will show examples of haiku and will teach you how to compose haiku and how to use specific techniques to achieve this. If you are in Melbourne this weekend take the opportunity to learn more about the art and craft of contemporary haiku.
You can find more details and book for the workshop here
Myron is the Victorian regional representative for Australian Haiku Society. His haiku collection a rosebush grabs my sleeve was published by Flat Chat Press in 2005. He won an international haiku prize in Japan in 2004 – the Suruga Baika Literary Award for Haiku. His haiku have been published in many overseas and Australian haiku journals. Myron was part of RookuTroupe – a trio of haiku poets instrumental in having haiku published on Melbourne’s suburban trains in 2006. Myron conducts ginko in scenic surroundings in Victoria.
Date: 14th July, 2019
Time: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Place: Siteworks: Workroom
533 Saxon Street, Brunswick, VIC
On Monday 13th March, a group of poets met at Ola Cohn’s Fairies Tree in Melbourne’s iconic Fitzroy Gardens to meet with Roberta Beary, the Haiku Foundation’s Roving Ambassador.
Tucked away from the busy activities of Melbourne’ s Moomba festival, the expanse of grass lawns and trees were a perfect location.
Those who attended were Sophia Frentz, Jayashree Maniyill, Janet Howie, Lorin Ford, Madhuri Pillai, Marisa Fazio, Takanori Hayakawa, Ela Fornalska and Jennifer Sutherland. Continue reading “Roberta Beary’s Visit to Melbourne”
Announcement from Myron Lysenko
Sunday 26th March Noon – 4pm Tea Rooms Geelong Botanical Gardens 1-49 Garden St Geelong
Very excited to announce that noted USA haijin Penny Harter is visiting Australia again and will attend this special ginko.
Enquiries: Myron 0475 062 067 firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny Harter, author of many types of poetry, was born in New York City. In the early 1970s Harter started writing haiku. She moved to Santa Fe with her husband and writing colleague, William Higginson. Continue reading “Ginko with Lysenko #31 (Autumn lights with Penny Harter)”
On Monday 13th of March (Labor Day) there will be a haiku gathering to welcome poet and Haiku Foundation Ambassador, Roberta Beary to Melbourne.
This event will be held at the Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.
Time – 11:30 am.
Meeting spot – The Fairy Tree.
All haiku poets, enthusiasts and friends are welcome.
BYO – food drink, alternatively the Kerekere café near the visitor centre will be open.
For any further information, please contact Jennifer Sutherland on 0414786508
See map below Continue reading “Haiku Meeting with Roberta Beary”
The third Moving Galleries exhibition, featuring haiku and rooku by residents of Victoria will be launched in May 2008. This is a wonderful initiative set up by Rooku Troupe (Melbourne haiku poets Lia Hills, Matt Hetherington and Myron Lysenko) in conjunction with Connex Trains and The Committee for Melbourne. This promotion of artwork and haiku has attracted great interest from the public and Melbourne’s commuters.
The haiku are featured on decals which appear on the inside walls of 20 Connex trains. They will remain on the trains for six months.
Continue reading “Haiku on Melbourne’s Trains”