The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Autumn Equinox Haiku String.
We will be holding the String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Autumn Equinox, which occurs in Australia this year on Friday 20th March, 2020. The String will remain open for contributions until Sunday 22nd March to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Contributions may be made on the website during these dates (not before).
Haiku String – Instructions
AHS invites you to share with us your original, previously unpublished haiku or senryu on the theme of Relationships. We invite you to explore a multiplicity of ideas in the String without necessarily using the word ‘relationship’.
The haiku will be linked by the subject of Relationships. It is not necessary for each haiku to relate to the one before it.
Please contribute up to three of your best previously unpublished haiku or senryu.
Haiku should be posted in the comment box at the end of the post.
Each poem 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 Autumn Equinox String 2020 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.
Belinda Broughton, Jesse Budel, Liz Butler, Deb Cantrill, Louise Feneley, Gaynor Hartvigsen, Melissa Hellwig, Heidi Kenyon, Aaron Poole, Evette Sunset, Laura Wills, Jo Wilmot.
In a heart-felt response to the current environmental crisis, Adelaide and regional artists explore transformative ways to mitigate the grief and disconnect associated with the passing of a once-familiar and trusted experience of ‘home’.
Click on the link below for the exhibition flyer with further information on opening night speakers, performances, exhibition hours, venue and location. Everyone is welcome.
a single red blossom
on the blackened branch
There is no doubt that the weather is changing and that there is a climate emergency upon us. In Australia the records keep being broken, records of storms, high temperatures, low rainfall, and continuous drought, all of which have beset our beautiful country. I chose this photograph, which I captured on a recent deployment in Queensland fighting the bushfires with other Tasmanian crews, to use for the seasonal image for the Kukai. The fire was out of control and burning over the surrounding mountains. I was looking for haiku that worked with the power of the image to bring us an emotional connection. Louise has captured very well the danger of the scene, but she has also expressed an overwhelming feeling of hope. Things have their time and place, but there will be rebirth. A lot to pack into a one-breath three line haiku, but I think it has been achieved very well indeed and so I would like to award it a worthy first place. Continue reading “Results of the Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal”
The haiku event previously scheduled for Tuesday 12th November at the State Library in Perth WA has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for another day on a weekend date yet to be announced. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Five of us met at the State Library for a two-hour discussion and critique session. Members present were Julia Wakefield, Maeve Archibald, Dawn Colsey, Steve Wigg and Stella Damarjati. We had a apologies from, Marilyn Linn, Jill Gower, Lynette Arden and Athena Zaknic.
The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Spring Equinox Haiku String 2019.
We will be holding a Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Spring Equinox, which occurs in Australia on Monday, 23rd September, 2019. The String will remain open for contributions until Wednesday 25th September to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. A submission form will be made available on the website during these dates (not before). Continue reading “Spring Equinox Haiku String”
A number of poets will be reading haiku during the Melbourne Writers Festival at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne on the evening of September the 5th. If you would like to leave your mark in the haiku form alongside resident poets as a participating reader in this event please contact Myron Lysenko for further details.
For Issue 3 we will be looking for previously unpublished haiku sharing your observations and interactions with insects, animals, birds or fish. Species definitions do not matter here; amoeba, spiders, butterflies, molluscs, whales, coral reefs, ecosystems and our own animal nature all lie within our scope. We prefer haiku compatible with an appreciation of all with whom we cohabit the earth. Our focus will be on Australian fauna as well as introduced species that now feature in the Australian context.
Submissions for Echidna Tracks Issue 3: Insects, Animals, Birds and Fish will be accepted throughout the month of April, 2019 via the form on the website.