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November 27, 2012

Forthcoming World Haiku Anthology - Update

Dr Bruce Ross has asked me to assist in editing a forthcoming World Haiku Anthology that he is producing. I am therefore seeking three of your best haiku for the anthology. Your contributions may be unpublished, or may have been published at any time between 2000 and the present.

Please send your contributions to Patricia Prime by the end of July 2013:

pprime@ihug.co.nz

and include your name, email and publication details.

November 22, 2012

The Maple Moon Haiku Contest Champion

Hearty congratulations to Ron Moss for his success in winning The Maple Moon Haiku Contest as judged by Professor David McMurray, November 2012, with the following haiku.

Mountain train
faces in a passing window
lit by the moon

Published on the Asahi Shimbun website.

November 16, 2012

Results of 4th Kokako Tanka Competition

Patricia Prime has advised the results of this year’s Kokako Tanka Competition which was judged by Tony Beyer:

First Place: Andre Surridge

night’s
illuminated manuscript . . .
this waning moon
the first initial
of her name

Second Place: Barbara Strang

magnitude 4.3,
the house timbers
rattle –
a female blackbird stuffs
her beak with twigs

Third place: Helen Yong

twilight
on the silver river
four black swans –
the last night
of my holiday

Highly commended:

Kevin Goldstein-Jackson (UK)

first touch
so tentative
slow
as if I might
break

Elaine Riddell

beach walk
I resolve to bring nothing home
but how can I leave
an orange fan shell
and a curly wentletrap

David Rice (USA)

grandsons
squabbling again
I dismount
show ‘em
my sheriff’s badge

Commended:

Beverley George (Aus)

something
reassuring
about a red bus
on a blue day
its top open to the sky

Tracy Davidson (UK)

my apple tree
shares its rosy fruit
with our neighbours
heedless
of boundary disputes

Barbara Strang (NZ)

post quake,
out with the neighbours
at five am,
pavement still quivering . . .
this clarity of stars


November 11, 2012

Bindii Group: November haibun workshop meeting

Nine members and visitors attended out November meeting at the Box Factory in Adelaide for a workshop on haibun presented by Maeve Archibald.

Report on Meeting of Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group 4 November 2012
Nine members and visitors attended out November meeting at the Box Factory in Adelaide for a workshop on haibun presented by Maeve Archibald.
Lee Bentley is now running an email workshop group for haiku and tanka for those Bindii members who wish to participate. The first of these email workshops attracted five participants and the second will be advertised to members shortly.
WORKSHOP ON HAIBUN: MAEVE ARCHIBALD Maeve began the workshop with a short overview of style features of haibun. She then used one of her haibun to illustrate various aspects of style and described why she had chosen certain words and expressions and discussed various possibilities of developing the early drafts into the final product.
We then read and workshopped a number of haibun brought by members. It was pleasing that all of those who had attended had brought haibun to the meeting. We were so busy that we ran out of time at the end. It is good to see the enthusiasm of members for this form. Future workshops will allow us to develop our skills further.
The meeting concluded at 1:00 pm.
Lynette Arden 3 November 2012
http://haiku-bindii.blogspot.com.au/


PROGRAM TO END OF 2013

1 December 11 to 2.30 social activity in Box Factory kitchen (upstairs) (details Lee Bentley will email further information)

2013:
2 Feb 11 to 2.00 tanka workshop in Box Factory (Lyn Arden) Workshop will include 30 mins lunch break.

24 March
(Sunday) lunch at restaurant in Burnside
2 pm event at Burnside Library for 1 hour: Mariko Kitakubo (Japanese tanka poet) and Beverley George (editor of Eucalypt tanka journal), plus readings from Bindii group and participation from Japanese community


4 May 12.00 noon to 3 pm Box Factory booking: haiku workshop organized by Lee and Lyn. Participation by group members and new participants who wish to learn how to write haiku.
We are hoping any participants from outside the group will have one on one help from group members, so that they will get enough feedback to write an acceptable haiku (in the haiku format) at the end of the meeting.

3 August 11 to 2.00 topic Renku with Lee Bentley (Box Factory booking) Workshop will include 30 mins lunch break.


2 November 11 to 2.00 topic Haibun with Maeve Archibald (Box Factory booking) this will be the final meeting at the Box Factory for the year. Workshop will include 30 mins lunch break.


November 02, 2012

FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition 2013

The FreeXpresSion haiku competition closes on 28 February 2013. First prize is $100 for the best single haiku. A copy of the entry form can be found below.

A. Short Story: Open Theme up to 2,500 words
B. Traditional Rhyming Poetry: Open Theme up to 120 lines
C. Free Verse: Open Theme up to 120 lines
1st prize $250.00 ~ 2nd Prize $100.00 in both A, B & C categories
D. Article/Essay: Open Theme 1,500 to 2,000 words
E. Haiku: Open Theme. One page of four represents 1 entry
1st prize $100.00 (D & E) for the best article/essay and for the best single haiku,
HC and Commended Certificates will also be awarded in all categories if warranted

Closing Date 28 February 2013
 Entries should be submitted in English, using one side of A4 paper, typed double spaced, using generous margins.
 No names or addresses to appear on manuscripts. Such entries will be disqualified. Author’s name and address must be on the signed
Entry Form only. The Entry Form may be photocopied. The Title (only) of entry should appear on each page of the manuscript.
 Entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not have won a cash prize in any other competition, nor been published prior to
the closing date.
 Entry fee $5.00 per entry ($25 for 6 entries) and cheques etc should be made payable to FreeXpresSion. Multiple entries may be paid with
one cheque or money order.
 Copyright remains with the author; however, FreeXpresSion will publish the winning Haiku entry and all placed entries in the magazine
and would like the opportunity to publish suitable entries from the other categories in the FreeXpresSion Magazine and in any subsequent
anthology, subject to the author’s express permission.
Results will be published in the May issue of FreeXpresSion.
 Entries will not be returned and will be destroyed after the announcement of results; so please keep copies for your records.
 The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. Please include a SSAE with your entry if you require the
Results and Judges’ comments.
 Submission of an entry in this competition will be deemed to be an acceptance of and agreement to these conditions. Entries failing to
meet these conditions will not be judged and entry fees will not be returned.
 Overseas entrants can use PayPal to lodge entry fee using email address pp14@tpg.com.au
2013 Entry Form
Please fill in the areas below and mail this Entry Form together with your manuscript(s) and cheque/money order to:
FreeXpresSion, PO Box 4, West Hoxton, NSW 2171

Name(Please Print) ………………………………………… Signature…………………………………………………….

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No. of Entries…………………. Enclosed please find my cheque/money order for the sum of $………
or I have arranged payment direct using Paypal tick box.

Please indicate the category in the first column with the title of the entry in the second column.
Category Title

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Entry Fee $5 per entry or $25 for six entries This entry form can be photocopied
Thank you for your support