The Australian Haiku Society is pleased to announce the Winter Solstice Haiga Kukai conducted by Ron C. Moss. As usual there will be a seasonal and non-seasonal category in which participants may offer a haiku verse to accompany images created by Ron. The Winter Solstice occurs in Australia on the 22nd of June this year so stay tuned for further details. Continue reading “Members’ News, May 2019”
A reminder to Australian haiku poets that submissions to Windfall: Australian Haiku Issue 8 will be open throughout July 2019. Please send up to six haiku relevant to the experience of urban and rural life in Australia. Observations that celebrate landform, seasons, and our unique flora and fauna, are welcome. Continue reading “Windfall: Australian Haiku Submissions”
across our lawn
on dewy nights
ten thousand tiny moons
A reminder that entries for the New Zealand Poetry Society International Haiku Competition 2019 need to be received by 31st of May. The competition has a number of sections for adults and juniors of primary and secondary school age as well as school group entries, so please read the guidelines carefully. All details can be found here.
Welcome to our news for April and thank you to all who sent in items of interest.
Haiku is celebrated in a myriad ways around the world everyday though April 17th designated International Haiku Poetry Day has come and gone and with it a number of events and celebrations to mark the occasion.
The haiku poets of Watersmeet Hobart made a haiku window at Fullers Bookshop in Collins Street to celebrate the day.
The poets of Watersmeet celebrated International Haiku Day on Wednesday 17th April by creating a window of haiku at Fullers Bookshop in Hobart. Fullers generously made space in the front of the shop, pushing back shelves and placing a table just inside the window where we spread a collection of haiku books for people to browse. The staff provided us with A5 size cards, the border designed by Ron Moss, on which we wrote our own or a favourite haiku. These we taped to the window for passers-by to read. A similar event held in 2006 was “Haiku Grafffiti” where we wrote on the shop windows – because of the time it took to clean the windows back then, it was decided to use cards this time. Continue reading “Haiku Window- International Haiku Day”
Ginko/Haiku Gathering to celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day, 17th April 2019
First Edition café at the State Library of Western Australia in the heart of Perth CBD.
Nine poets had gathered around a long table in the midst of the hubbub. They had travelled from all over the city to mark and celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day for 2019 at Paperbark Haiku’s invitation. It was the largest turn out of Paperbark Haiku WA (formerly Mari Warabiny) membership in recent memory for a ginko. The other attendees besides Maureen Sexton were Rose Van Son, Liz Nicholls, Mimma Harrison, Gary de Piazzi, Coral Carter, Melissa Moffat, Tricia Cole, and Samar Ghose. Continue reading “International Haiku Poetry Day Event Review”