City of Perth Library competition 2012

• Haiku and Senryu will be accepted.

• Entries must be previously unpublished.
• Adult entries are limited to 5 per entrant and must all be on one A4 paper.
• Student entries are limited to 3 per entrant and must all be on one A4 paper.
• The name of the poet must be included at the bottom of the page.
• A separate contact sheet must have name and contact details.
• The contact sheet must also list the first line of each poem.
• Font size to be at least 22pt. Any style is acceptable.
• Entries will be judged purely on the text.
• Any pictures or decorations must fit on the page with the Haiku.

Entries close Thurs 23 August, 5 pm. Winners listed Mon 3 September.

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City of Perth Library Haiku Competition Results 2011

Thank you very much to all the Haiku entrants!

All entries will be on display in the Library 29th August – 10th September

1st Prize: Helen Davison
2nd Prize: Meryl Manoy
Perth WA
3rd Prize: Cynthia Rowe
Highly Commended: Rose van Son
Perth WA
Commended: Nathalie Buckland
Special mention: Dawn Bruce
A very special thank you to Maureen Sexton, WA HaikuOZ representative, for undertaking the judging again this year.

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a moment please: haiku basics and ginko (haiku walk)

Sunday 29th August

4 pm to 6 pm
City Farm, East Perth

Join Maureen Sexton, Amanda Joy, members of the Mari Warabiny haiku group and others for an introduction to haiku followed by a ginko (haiku walk) and sharing of haiku. This is a free event.

For more information contact Maureen 0435 024 616 or email:

WA Poets Inc presents: paths made by water

a journey through haiga, haiku and butoh/taboo dance, followed by open readings (all forms of poetry). Music by The Book of Reel and Geordie Batey.

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A Haiku Celebration

Hosted by The Bodhi Tree Bookstore and Café as part of A Celebration of Writing.
Celebrate haiku and related forms at the Bodhi Tree Bookstore Café, on Sunday 1st August from 12 noon. You will be rewarded with: Haiku readings/performances, demonstrations of the deep and powerful connections in Haiga, the beauty of the combination of Haiku and silk art, and the hauntingly disciplined movements of Butoh dance. The winners of the Bodhi Tree Haiku Competition will be reading their winning works and there will be an open reading, so bring along yours or your favourite haiku to read.

Haiga – Maureen Sexton, Amanda Joy
Haiku – Amanda Joy, Maureen Sexton, Ross Bolleter, Rose Van Son
Butoh – Roeli Joosten
Haiku and Silk Art – Annie Otness