a wattle seedpod – published by Post Pressed 2008
109 haiku by Lorin Ford, original cover art by Ron Moss
ISBN 978-1921214-34-9, 36pp, AU$10.00 + p&p
Mini-review by Jane Reichhold :
My copy of a wattle seedpod just arrived yesterday and though I will be reviewing it in the October issue of Lynx I wanted you to have my first impressions.
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Beverley George shares her response to Haiku – Three Questions with us this week. Click on one of the following links to view Beverley’s answers.
Haiku workshops with Jodie Hawthorne
During Tasmanian Living Writers Week, Jodie will be giving two haiku workshops and exhibiting her haiga.
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To the dawn on the hill-tops…
The Vision of Spring!
Is this the first prize-winning haiku published in an Australian journal or newspaper? It appeared over the name ‘R. Crawford’ in the Bulletin’s famous Red Page on 12 August 1899 along with 13 other haiku and two haiku sequences. Crawford and his fellow poets were responding to an invitation, extended by A. G. Stephens (aka The Bookfellow), to submit ‘some haikais, which must have an Australasian reference’. Stephens offered 10s. 6d.—roughly the equivalent of a day’s wage—for the best entry received.
Stephens’ interest in the haiku form was piqued by a similar competition run in the British journal Academy and Literature. Both competitions probably stemmed from the publication in England of W. G. Aston’s History of Japanese Literature.
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