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November 29, 2013

Hobart ginko

For details about the recent ginko in St David's Park in Hobart please click on the following link:

http://fortyspot.com/2013/11/29/ginko-in-st-davids-park/

November 24, 2013

Red Dragonflies November 2013 meeting

The Red Dragonflies met at Mosman for their Christmas get together on Saturday 9th November. We went on a short ginko around the harbour foreshore, enjoying superb views across to Sydney Heads and Watsons Bay.

Since the weather was rather warm, we soon retired for drinks to the French Café, where we began workshopping our pre-written haiku, surprised at how a topic as random as ‘chaos’ had produced such original work. Lunch had been booked at Burnt Orange, a charming café restaurant with a sweeping verandah, where we were suitably fanned by harbour breezes (but where our haiku had to be pinned down inside the sugar container). Burnt Orange boasts a great gift shop where a few of us flitted about later on a different sort of ginko, still focused on concrete images, but ones that had us drawing money from our wallets, rather than pen and paper from our pockets.
Lesley Walter

November 20, 2013

Clean Up of HaikuOz Email List

HaikuOz is carrying out a "clean up" of its email address list. If you receive HaikuOz notifications at multiple email boxes, or at an old email address you no longer use or you simply no longer wish to receive email notifications, then please send a message to

secretary@haikuoz.org

advising which email addresses you wish to have deleted from the HaikuOz email list.

November 16, 2013

Results of the Kokako Haiku & Senryu Competition, 2013

The results of the Kokako Haiku Competition, as judged by Barbara Strang, are shown below. Congratulations to Elaine Riddell, Chen-ou Liu and Cynthia Rowe on their success. The results and judge’s report will be published in Kokako 20.

1st

towering cumulus
a pukeko shakes out
its tail feathers

Elaine Riddell (NZ)

2nd

im-mi-grant . . .
the way English tastes
on my tongue

Chen-ou Liu (CAN)

3rd

sundowner
a backlit cloud behind
the soup van

Cynthia Rowe (AUS)

Highly Commended

high-rise hotel
I unpack the smell
of my basement

Ernest Berry (NZ)

winter’s day
fold after fold
of origami

Dawn Bruce (AUS)

alone this evening . . .
the brightly lit windows
of a passing train

Dawn Bruce (AUS)

Commended

after many years
he proposes
the cheetah’s fixed stare

Eric Dodson (NZ)

avoiding the bumps mascara in progress

Owen Bullock (NZ)

low light
leaves tumble
under a rumbling sky

Andre Surridge (NZ)

November 15, 2013

FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition 2014

The FreeXpresSion haiku competition closes on 28 February 2014. 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 A, B & C categories
D. Article/Essay: Open Theme 1,500 to 2,000 words 1st prize $100.00 for the best article
E. Haiku: Open Theme. One page of four represents 1 entry 1st prize $100.00 2nd prize $100 3rd Prize $50
HC and Commended Certificates will also be awarded in all categories if warranted

Closing Date 28 February 2014

 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

2014 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…………………………………………………….

Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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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

November 03, 2013

Haiku Sansaar: new online haiku journal

Haiku Sansaar is a new online bilingual English - Hindi journal, presenting haiku and its related genres. We present the work of both international and Indian poets who are well-known among their own language groups but unknown outside it.

Submissions are welcome till 30th November. Haiku may be submitted in English. We will translate them into Hindi and present them in both languages.

The journal’s chief goal is to foster understanding and communication among haiku poets and readers who speak different languages so that we can learn from each other. It is our hope that Haiku Sansaar will help to promote friendship in a truly international way.

Please send 10 to 15 haiku in the body of the email to angeleedeodhar@gmail.com or to jagdishvyom@gmail.com

Previously published haiku are ok. Please give publication credits. Please include your email id and a 100 word bio with your submission.

Thank you.
Editors : Dr. Jagdish Vyom (Hindi)
Dr. Angelee Deodhar (English)

http://haikusansar.blogspot.jp/2013/10/welcome-to-haiku-sansaar.html