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by Ron Moss will be displayed on the AHS website from 22nd September and poets are invited to submit one previously unpublished haiku inspired by each image from that time until 29th September.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).

 

Red Dragonflies’ Winter Meeting, 2017

The Red Dragonflies warmly welcomed their newest member, Willem Tibben on Saturday and immediately set him to work to write the meeting report below:

The Red Dragonflies gathered at the welcoming home of Barbara Fisher for their winter meeting. Present were: Dawn Bruce, Cynthia Rowe, Vanessa Proctor, Willem Tibben, and our host.

Vanessa had set the homework around four themes: absence, parenting, going barefoot and chocolate. She had also asked everyone to bring two haiku each for the ‘bowl’. After a round of copy distribution and dexterous folding (‘macramé haiku’ someone ventured) we were away…

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Prior Notification of AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String on ‘Place’.

The Australian Haiku Society will be holding a Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, which occurs in Sydney NSW on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 2:24 pm AEST. We will keep the string open for contributions until Friday, 23 June at 2.24 pm AEST to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

We welcome contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2017.

The subject of the haiku string is ‘place’. We invite you to share with us your original haiku about the place you live, or a place where you have lived or visited. Tell us about the landscape, whether urban, rural, or wilderness, the weather and mood of the place, the animals, birds, insects, and sea creatures, and the lifestyle and customs of the humans who live there. Continue reading “Prior Notification of AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String on ‘Place’.”

reVirals 88

Nathan Sidney and Garry Eaton both have interesting and highly recommended commentaries on a haiku by Michelle Tennison on this week’s re:Virals 88 hosted by The Haiku Foundation.  As this week’s winner Garry Eaton selected one of Lorin Ford’s haiku for reflection and comment in next week’s upcoming re:Virals.

fish story
the cormorant spreads its wings
wider

Lorin Ford (Stylus Poetry Journal, April 2006)

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