Tag Archives: haiku

Stopped in my tracks…

One of the greatest pleasures the writing life has given me is collaborating with writers, painters, photographers, printmakers, musicians, calligraphers and film makers. In our small city of Hobart I’ve had many experiences of working with artists in other art … Continue reading

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Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize

Of course, not all haiku are nature poems, but since most haiku usually feature some aspect of nature I thought it appropriate to list this competition in honour of Australia’s well-loved poet, Janice Bostok.  Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize: Australia’s … Continue reading

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With open eyes and hearts

While cleaning up files on my computer I came across and reread Martin Hawes’s reflections on the little book Watersmeet: haiku when he launched it at the Hobart Bookshop in 2005. As well as commenting on the book, Martin spoke insightfully … Continue reading

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Honoring Japan’s ‘sense of place’

An Art/Poetry Benefit for Japan by International Artists. International Haiku poets from around the world can send senseofplaceLAB haiku that honor Japan’s ‘sense of place’: moments and experiences that make Japan a unique place in the world. These poems will … Continue reading

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An Eye for Place – part one

Haiku and photography have a lot in common. They each capture a particular place at a particular moment in time. The photographer uses a camera lens, the writer a pen, to record an image that has impressed them deeply. Ian … Continue reading

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Haiku – the poetry of nature

At the 2009 Watermark Literary Muster in Kendall NSW, Sharon Dean shared her thoughts on Australian haiku as a form of nature writing. Her presentation was published in Island issue 120 and is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Sharon … Continue reading

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Black Swans and Gymea Lilies

This  essay on haiku in Australia was first published in Five Bells: Australian Poetry, Summer 2006, and can now be found online at HaikuOz. It deals with the history of writing haiku in Australia and on the development of an … Continue reading

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