International Haiku Poetry Day Event Review

Paperbark Haiku
Ginko/Haiku Gathering to celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day, 17th April 2019
First Edition café at the State Library of Western Australia in the heart of Perth CBD.

Nine poets had gathered around a long table in the midst of the hubbub. They had travelled from all over the city to mark and celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day for 2019 at Paperbark Haiku’s invitation. It was the largest turn out of Paperbark Haiku WA (formerly Mari Warabiny) membership in recent memory for a ginko. The other attendees besides Maureen Sexton were Rose Van Son, Liz Nicholls, Mimma Harrison, Gary de Piazzi, Coral Carter, Melissa Moffat, Tricia Cole, and Samar Ghose.
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Autumn Ginko / Haiku Gathering

International Haiku Poetry Day
Wednesday 17th April 2019

If you’re in Perth, Western Australia, come and join the Paperbark Haiku Group for an Autumn Ginko / Haiku Gathering.

First Edition Cafe
State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth WA 6000

10 am onwards

We will meet first for a short discussion, then we will go on our ginko (haiku walk) around the close by parks and shops. Afterward, we will reconvene to share, write and discuss all things haiku.

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Coffee, tea, lunch, cakes, snacks, etc are all available at Dome Café.

There is also an online component on Facebook to help
celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day, hosted by Bee Jay
from Sharing Haiku Knowledge at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1013040615553001/

Maureen Sexton

Paperbark Haiku Ginko

By Samar Ghose

Paperbark Haiku (formerly Mari Warabiny) had its Spring Haiku Gathering and Ginko on Wednesday the 14th of November 2018. The selected location was The Ruth Faulkner Public Library and its surrounding gardens in The City of Belmont in Perth, Western Australia which enjoys a 34 year long sister city relationship with Adachi-ku, a special ward of Tokyo, Japan where there stands a statue of Haiku Master Matsuo Basho. Continue reading “Paperbark Haiku Ginko”

Name Change for Mari Warabiny

Mari Warabiny Haiku Group has changed its name! We are now called Paperbark Haiku.

The linking of ‘paper’ and ‘bark’ is a connection to nature, and its fragility juxtaposes well with the longevity of the written word. Or as Tash Adams said “paper bark … for me has a 2nd meaning, like a barking piece of paper… or something on the paper that speaks” The peeling away of the bark can be likened to the peeling away of the layers of meaning within haiku. Continue reading “Name Change for Mari Warabiny”