Watersmeet Zoom 22 May

Like other haiku groups, Watersmeet members had to rely on the internet for our May gathering, and scheduled a Zoom meeting for Friday 22 May.

Lorraine Haig initiated the topic for discussion some weeks beforehand, sending us articles on the topic of yugen, and inviting us to research and contribute further findings on this elusive term. Email exchanges followed, sharing more thoughts on the subject and links to relevant articles. We prepared for our meeting by looking for haiku that we felt expressed the aesthetic of yugen. These could be haiku written by ourselves or by others. Those able to take part in our Zoom discussion were Lorraine Haig, Ron Moss, Ross Coward, Lyn Reeves and (briefly) Jane Williams.

silenceRon mentioned that yugen is something that he aims to express in his brush paintings, an element of many of his haiga, and that the following words describing the symbols for yugen, from an article by David Anderson, ‘Yugen – a spiritual feeling too deep for words’ held particular resonance for him. Continue reading “Watersmeet Zoom 22 May”

Echidna Tracks Submissions

Echidna Tracks will be accepting submissions for Issue 5: Open Theme throughout the month of April. The editors invite your previously unpublished haiku and senryu on any topic that stirs your imagination and that is likely to stir the imaginations of our readers.

Please read the guidelines carefully.

Submissions may be made via the form that will appear on the Submissions page throughout the month of April 2020.

Lynette Arden
Lyn Reeves
Simon Hanson

Echidna Tracks Submissions

A reminder that submissions for Echidna Tracks issue 4: Recreation & Leisure remain open throughout the month of October.

From the beach to the bush, from playing fields to ski slopes, from public parks to domestic spaces, Australia offers a wealth of opportunities and places to enjoy our leisure time.

We invite your previously unpublished haiku and senryu about recreation, relaxation, holidays, sport, hobbies and pastimes. The editors look forward to your contributions.

Tassie Dune dweller

 

Field of Stars – Book Launch

Field of Stars, a collection of haiku and senryu by Lyn Reeves, will be launched at Hobart Bookshop by Irene McGuire on Monday 9th September at 5.30 pm.
All are welcome to this free event.

Field of Stars cover

Field of Stars is published by Walleah Press and available from their online bookstore.

It can also be ordered from Hobart Bookshop and Fullers Bookshop.
Continue reading “Field of Stars – Book Launch”

Echidna Tracks Submission Reminder

Submissions to Issue 2 of Echidna Tracks on the theme of Landscapes remain open for the duration of October.

For this issue we invite (original, previously unpublished) haiku that respond to aspects of the rich and various landscapes of the Australian continent — from its coastal environments to its desert interior, its many kinds of forests, wetlands, rivers, bushland and landforms. We look forward to receiving haiku that share your moments of heightened awareness and deep connection with these natural places.

Please follow the guidelines on the submissions page.

Echidna Tracks Submissions

A reminder that Echidna Tracks will be accepting submissions for its second issue throughout October.

The theme for Issue 2 will be Landscapes

For this issue we invite (original, previously unpublished) haiku that respond to aspects of the rich and various landscapes of the Australian continent — from its coastal environments to its desert interior, its many kinds of forests, wetlands, rivers, bushland and landforms. We look forward to receiving haiku that share your moments of heightened awareness and deep connection with these natural places.

Haiku submissions for Echidna Tracks Issue 2 may be made via the form that will appear on the Submissions page throughout the month of October.

Please follow the guidelines on the submissions page. We look forward to reading your work.

Lynette Arden, Lyn Reeves & Simon Hanson

 

Echidna Tracks: Australian Haiku

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Lynette Arden

After months of preparation of the site and selection of content, the editors of Echidna Tracks – Simon Hanson, Lynette Arden and myself (Lyn Reeves) – are pleased to announce the launch of our first issue.

Go here to enjoy the wide-ranging voices and observations of Places we Live: cities, suburbs, towns. Haiku will be posted one a day until the issue is complete. If you would like to receive a daily haiku in your inbox, sign up to follow by email. Continue reading “Echidna Tracks: Australian Haiku”