On Sunday 17th April, the Australian Haiku Society marked International Haiku Poetry Day by hosting a national haiku reading for all haiku groups around the country.
a doll’s house
on the street
Els van Leeuwen
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Due to one thing and another, only three of us found ourselves @ The Oaks this time—Marietta McGregor, Glenys Ferguson, and Jan Dobb. Our thoughts were with our missing three—Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, and Greg Piko—as we settled around a small table beneath the autumn trees.
Marietta produced some copies of the attractive American haiku journal Akitsu Quarterly, till now unknown to Glenys and Jan. A browse through these soon led on to conversation with Marietta about her task as guest editor of THF ‘Haiku Dialogue’, and she was keen to express to us the stimulation of reading all the submissions and the satisfaction of readers’ feedback. An exacting and constant project that Marietta excels at.
rain at dusk…
among dark leaves
the bedroom window
Issue 9 of Echidna Tracks: Australian Haiku: will focus on the theme of Journeys. These may relate to journeys near and far, within and without. They might pertain to geographical travels, trips abroad, down memory lane or into interesting reaches of mind and imagination. They might be shared or personal, brief or lifelong. Share the sights, sounds and scents… stir our thoughts and feelings, take us somewhere intriguing— move us, because the journey has been, or is, a moving one for you…
The submission period for Issue 9 will be open throughout April 2022. Please carefully read the guidelines on the Submissions page and submit your haiku via the Submissions Form.
Previous issues can be accessed through the Echidna Tracks website.
inner city rain
the neon girl
The HSA Nicholas Virgilio
DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 3rd (US date)
Teachers, parents, young poets: You still have time to enter the 33nd Annual Nicholas Virgilio Haiku and Senryu Competition for Grades 7-12.
Deadline: In hand online by April 3, 2022.
Eligibility: Any student in grades 7 through 12 enrolled in school as of September 2021 may enter.
Regulations: Submit up to three haiku/senryu per student.
For full details: check the HSA website:
2nd Vice President
Haiku Society of America