March 26, 2015

Launch of Haiku Bindii: Willow Light

Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group are delighted to invite you to the launch of Haiku Bindii Vol. 2: Willow Light
To be launched by Rob Walker
Please join us at the Box Factory: 59 Regent St South, Adelaide from 2 pm on 25 April 2015

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FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition 2015 results

Congratulations to Sandra Simpson for taking out First Prize in the Haiku Section of the FreeXpresSion 2015 Literary Competition. Rodney Williams was awarded Second Prize. Nathalie Buckland received Third Prize.

First Place - Sandra Simpson, NZ

planning her eulogy jars of carefully labelled seeds

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March 16, 2015

Red Kelpie Haiku Group Ginko & Meeting #3

It was one of those warm, bright Melbourne autumn days in the Botanic Gardens, a perfect day for our ginko . . . had we all been stone deaf.

Yes, it was Grand Prix day and the sounds of racing motors circled our green refuge, news choppers roared back and forth and in the breaks between car races, the air show boomed overhead.

Black swans basked on the lake with their heads under their wings for the duration! Wattle birds and swallows put on their own air shows and the clear notes of bellbirds rang out during the quieter intervals.

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March 15, 2015

‘Windfall 3’ Launch in Hobart, February 20th 2015

The launch by Robyn Mathison of ‘Windfall’ issue 3 took place at the Allport Library and Museum in Hobart, with the prior launch of a haiku book by Ron C Moss facilitating the use of this excellent location, and an interested and informed audience of about sixty people already in place.

Peter Macrow, founder and manager of ‘Windfall’, was present, as was I as editor. ‘Windfall’ poets in attendance included Marilyn Humbert, visiting Tasmania from Sydney, Lyn Reeves, Robyn Mathison, Ron C Moss, Sarah Clarkson, Judith E P Johnson, and Lorraine Haig.

The launch was expertly conducted by respected Tasmanian poet, Robyn Mathison.

Robyn expressed her appreciation to Peter Macrow and his Blue Giraffe Press for “offering poets the chance to be published in this tiny but stylish collection of haiku,” and congratulated the fifty-three poets for moments shared in the sixty-three haiku included in ‘Windfall 3’.

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March 14, 2015

Haibun and tanka prose sought by “KYSO Flash”

A special call for submissions is being made by the online journal “KYSO Flash”.

Genres sought: haibun and tanka prose.

Reading period: open now, through till April 15.

Maximum word count: strictly 1,000 words, including text and title.

Full details and submission guidelines may be found at this link:

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