2023 New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition

The 2023 New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition is open for four categories:
• Open Adult (18+ years)
• Open Haiku (18+ years)
• Open Junior (17 years and younger)
• Haiku Junior (17 years and younger)
The competition closes on May 31st, 2023, at midnight New Zealand time.

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Gadigal Ginko No. 2 in Sydney

Saturday 20th May 2023, 2pm, Barangaroo Reserve

Convenor Leanne Mumford invites Sydney contemporary haiku poets of all levels of experience to participate in the next Gadigal Ginko from 2pm on Saturday 20th May at Barangaroo Reserve in the city. Visit Leanne’s Gadigal Ginko webpage for further details, including the registration form. If you’d like to join in, please register by 5pm Thursday 18th May to receive details of the exact meeting point and alternative arrangements in case of unsuitable weather.

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Report on the first Gadigal Ginko

23rd March 2023

Nine poets gathered at Sydney Park, St Peters, on a warm and sunny Thursday morning for the first ever Gadigal Ginko. Following brief introductions, we dispersed in different directions in search of haiku moments. Sydney park offered us a series of linked ponds, shady groves, open lawns, plenty of bird and insect-life, and even some autumn flowers. There were also many opportunities for dog- and people-watching, as well as plane-spotting. With rain forecast, we were fortunate that the good weather held for the whole time.

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Gadigal Ginko in Sydney

Next ginko: Thursday 23rd March 2023, 10am

The aim of Gadigal Ginko is for haiku poets to meet on an occasional, casual basis, in an outdoor setting that encourages haiku composition. Poets will spend time walking around the location individually, paying attention to their senses, and drafting, or making notes for, haiku. This will be followed by optional group discussion and sharing.

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