November 11, 2014

2014 World Haiku Competition Results

Results of 2014 World Haiku Competition include Australian Poets Carole Harrison and Cynthia Rowe, awarded First Place and Honourable Mention respectively.

1st Place Grand Prize Winner!

cicada dusk . . .
pine needles threading me
the moon

by Carole Harrison (Australia)

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November 10, 2014


Following are the 2014 Annual Moon Viewing Haiku Contest 3 prize winning and 10 honorable mention haiku, which include haiku by Australian poet Cynthia Rowe.

First Prize:

full moon
the baby turns
under her hand

Vera Constantineau, Canada


muttering thunder annual

The first muttering thunder annual has just been published, and it includes work by Australian poets Lorin Ford, Beverley George, Ron C. Moss, Greg Piko and Quendryth Young.

It's a collection of nature-oriented haiku and art available for free online viewing and download. This first annual, dedicated to the memory of Martin Lucas, collects approximately 100 previously unpublished haiku by almost 60 premier English-language haiku poets from around the world. It also features a reprint of Robert Spiess's cogent essay "Specific Objects in Haiku" and a wide-ranging interview with haiku and lyric poet Wally Swist.

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November 07, 2014

Mari Warabiny Haiku Group 2014 Spring Ginko

On a sunny afternoon 8 haiku enthusiasts from the Mari Warabiny Haiku Group met at the Art Gallery of WA, in the vibrant Perth Cultural Centre, for a Spring ginko. The Art Gallery of WA provided the Manhattan Meeting Room where our Ginko leader (Shuzai) the esteemed haiku Poet, Maureen Sexton welcomed us. Maureen provided a handout and verbal instructions on how to conduct a Spring Ginko.

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November 03, 2014

Butterfly Dream: 66 Selected English-Chinese Bilingual Haiku

The haiku featured in Chen-ou Liu’s 2014 ‘Butterfly Dream’ series have now been collected and published as a free-to-read e-book, accessible from his 'NeverEnding Story: First English-Chinese Bilingual Haiku and Tanka' blog, through this link:

Australians Lorin Ford, Beverley George, Keitha Keyes and Marilyn Humbert are among those whose haiku have been translated and feature in this collection.

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