March 01, 2015

A Hundred Gourds 4:2 released

The seasons roll around. Today, the first of March, Australia and New Zealand welcome our first day of Autumn, whilst those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are anticipating Spring’s arrival.

Wherever you are in the world, the 14th issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry is now online for your reading pleasure.

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February 28, 2015

Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest 2015

Entries are invited for this year’s Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest, conducted by the Boston Haiku Society (Massachusetts, USA).

Poets may submit as many haiku and/ or senryu as they wish (but should please mark senryu clearly as such) – all poems entered can be placed in the body of one email, or on a single sheet of paper, mailed in letter form.

Entries must be emailed/ posted by April 15, 2015.

After an entry fee of $2 USD per poem has been paid through Paypal, entries may be submitted via email through this address: – please include HAIKU CONTEST in the email’s title line.

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February 22, 2015

Ron C. Moss wins Heron’s Nest Readers’ Choice Award 2014

Leading Australian haiku poet Ron C. Moss has won the prestigious Heron’s Nest Readers’ Choice Award for 2014 for the following haiku (included in the December issue):

old horses
endless days of rain
in their eyes

This haiku received 25 nominations, totalling 188 points.

Further details can be viewed at this link:

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Iris Haiku Contest – Croatia, 2015

English-language poets are encouraged to enter the Iris Haiku Contest in Croatia.

Theme for this year’s contest: Light

Deadline: December 31, 2015

Entrants should please email three (3) unpublished haiku/ senryu - in English - to:

Please use the following subject line for emailed entries: Light - Iris Haiku Contest

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Pumpkin Festival Haiku Contest – Croatia, 2015

The Tourist Board of the Croatian town of Ivanić Grad – working in conjunction with the “Three Rivers” Haiku Association from Croatia – welcomes entries to an international haiku contest with an English-language base.

Competition theme: Pumpkin/Gourd (although this need not necessarily be mentioned directly in haiku that are entered).

Entrants should submit three (3) haiku.

Deadline: June 30, 2015

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