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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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