Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 3 June 2017

Ten members of the Bindii group attended a tanka workshop led by Dawn Colsey and Lynette Arden at the Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide.

Lee Bentley, as chair of the meeting, welcomed the presenters at 12.30.

Some written material had been distributed to members by email prior the meeting and links to further articles are displayed on Bindii Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1150474291637982/

Several members brought in a range of journals and books containing tanka, so all could share a range of published work. Continue reading “Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 3 June 2017”

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’.”

Members’ News May 2017

With May behind us, the southern hemisphere autumn now heads towards winter while across the equator spring moves toward summer; so the world turns. Wherever you are we hope May has been an enjoyable month for you as we look forward to a creatively productive June.

Groups and Gatherings

Jan Dobb reminds us that Canberra’s autumn this year is more stunning than ever. You can catch up on the latest news and revisit the most recent gathering of Haiku@theOaks here.

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A Haiku Workshop – Guidelines for writing haiku by Quendryth Young

A beautiful new guide to writing haiku is now available for free download from the Sydney School of Arts & Humanities.

Written by the Australian haiku writer Quendryth Young, A Haiku Workshop is a comprehensive collection of succinct guidelines to writing English-language haiku – backed up with examples from Quendryth’s own extensive and award-winning body of work.

Quendryth has agreed to share her guidelines in e-brochure form to “spread the message, spread the joy, spread the elation . . . of living with senses wide open to the environment, in order to capture significant moments of observation with concision and resonance”.

To download click here

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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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Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Canberra’s autumn this year is more stunning than ever, an ideal time for a gathering of haiku spirits at The Oaks. The five of us — Kathy Kituai, Gregory Piko, Glenys Ferguson, Marietta McGregor and Jan Dobb — were very pleased to welcome Hazel Hall to our table under the golden trees. Currawongs moved about in the branches overhead (beware of missiles!) and leaves gently drifted in afternoon light.

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