Yarra Haiku Poets

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”

Announcement of AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2017

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2017.

We will be holding a Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Summer Solstice, which occurs in Australia on Friday, 22nd December 2017. The String will remain open for contributions until Sunday 24th December to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

AHS invites you to share with us your original haiku about Peace, a subject that is particularly pertinent at Christmas time. There are many associations with peace such as harmony, freedom and stillness. We invite you to explore these ideas in the String without using the word ‘peace’.

The haiku will be linked by the subject Peace. It is not necessary for each haiku to relate to the one before it.

  1. Please contribute up to three of your best haiku.
  2. Haiku should be posted in the comment box at the end of the post.
  3. Haiku posted must be original work by the poet making the post. Please include your name below each haiku as you wish it to appear.

Posting your work in the AHS Summer Solstice Haiku String 2017 assumes the following:

Copyright of each haiku remains with the author. We request nonexclusive permission to publish your work on AHS website and to republish it in any future online collections on the AHS website.

Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 2 December 2017

For the final meeting of Bindii for 2017, members gathered in the large kitchen area of the Box Factory to workshop their poetry and share some lunch. After a burst of extremely hot weather, followed by rain, the day was a welcome mild, cloudy interlude. Continue reading “Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 2 December 2017”

Prior Notification of AHS Spring 2017 Haiga Kukai

The Australian Haiku Society is delighted to announce that it will be holding a Haiga Kukai on the spring equinox 2017. Two images by Ron Moss will be displayed on the AHS website from 22nd September and poets are invited to submit one previously unpublished haiku inspired by each image from that time until 29th September. 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.

 

Japanese Australian Poetry Festival

A cross-cultural event celebrating poetry by the Japanese-Australian community and Japanese poetic influences in Australia will be happening in Melbourne between September 25th and October 1st 2017.

The festival presents poetry readings, a tea ceremony, discussions, a tanka performance with music and a spring “ginko walk” where participants may write haiku in the lovely surrounds of the Botanical Gardens.

Further information and registration details can be found here.

 

re:Virals 101

Sandra Simpson has had her commentary on a fascinating haiku by Hansha Teki selected as winner of The Haiku Foundation’s weekly re:Virals feature and has in turn selected a haiku by Lorin Ford for this coming week’s consideration.

a last year’s lambskin where mushrooms gather dusk

— Lorin Ford, First Place, Katikati Haiku Contest (2014)

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/08/18/revirals-101-2/

You are invited to comment on any haiku posted in re:Virals and selected commentaries will be posted in part or in full on the THF website along with the opportunity to select the next haiku for consideration. Comments need to be sent to The Haiku Foundation Contact box by Tuesday midnight (Eastern US Time Zone).