The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018.
We will be holding a Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, which occurs in Australia on Thursday 21st June, 2018. The String will remain open for contributions until Saturday 23rd June to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Continue reading “Announcement: Forthcoming AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018”
Members met at the Box Factory for our meeting on 2 June, with Maeve Archibald as our workshop presenter.
The meeting consisted of a series of exercises designed to stimulate ideas for writing haibun. Maeve presented each exercise and the participants wrote, and then read what they had written. We hope, of course, that this will result in some worthwhile haibun being developed after the meeting.
So that other groups can share the workshop ideas, we have added them below this report. Continue reading “Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 2 June 2018”
The Illawong Autumn Ginko was held on 11 April 2018 at Como Pleasure Grounds, Como NSW. In attendance were Carol Reynolds, Margaret Mahony, Pat Meredith and Ros Pitt. We started with coffee at Blackfish Café overlooking beautiful Carina Bay. Later we sat in the grounds to discuss haiku written by us and others which resonated. Wandering alone for about half an hour we jotted down ideas and some wrote haiku. The day was glorious, nature at its best providing plenty of inspiration. We enjoyed a picnic lunch in the park and offered more haiku for critique, then said our goodbyes until next season. This is only our third meeting as we are a new group founded by Carol. Hopefully our numbers will grow.
New members and visitors welcome.
Contact Carol by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our April meeting at the Box Factory was a workshop of members’ Japanese genre poetry written in response to the challenge set last meeting of writing about animals. Other subject matter was also workshopped.
There was a vigorous discussion of the work presented, mostly haiku, with a sprinkling of tanka/kyoka. We also explored more general principles of writing haiku.
We were pleased to welcome Jeremy Ng to his first attendance at the group. Continue reading “Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 7 April 2018”
The Australian Haiku Society is delighted to announce that it will be holding a Haiga Kukai on the autumn equinox 2018. Two images by Ron Moss will be displayed on the AHS website from 21st March and poets are invited to submit one previously unpublished haiku inspired by each image from that time until 29th March. Ron will then select the winning haiku which will be displayed on the AHS website.
Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.
Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section, which can be found at the bottom of the post.
By entering the competition, entrants agree to make their haiku available for use on the AHS website, although the copyright will remain with the author.
No correspondence will be entered into regarding winning entries.
Please make sure that your name appears on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.
For the first meeting of Bindii for 2018, Julia Wakefield and Sara Sims prepared a workshop on tanka.
Continue reading “Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 3 February 2018”
Yarra Haiku Poets is a new regular event to be held every second month in Melbourne and surrounding areas.
The intention is to encourage poets to meet, discuss and share haiku related topics in a social setting.
According to Wikipedia, the Yarra river was a meeting place for indigenous Australians and the name Yarra was a mistranslation of the Wurrundjeri term Yarro-yarro meaning “ever flowing”. This term aptly also represents the diversity, creativity and pleasure we enjoy with our involvement in haiku.
These events are open to any interested individual whether established poet or new to the genre. Continue reading “Yarra Haiku Poets”
The latest Haiku Foundation Renku Session is about to get started. Lorin Ford will lead this renku over the coming months and you are invited to join her on the journey. For further information, including links to learn more about renku and to access the complete THF Renku archive please click here.