March 31, 2015

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2015: Call for Entries

Now in its eighth year, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open for submissions.

Presented by “Aesthetica Magazine”, this competition is judged by industry experts, including Arifa Akbar, literary editor of “The Independent”.

Deadline for submissions is 31 August, 2015.

To enter, visit:

Entry is £15 plus VAT (approximately $ 28.97AUD in total).

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The Urban Halcyon: A Contemporary Haiga/Shahai Journal

The first edition of “The Urban Halcyon” – an Indian journal focussing on haiga and shahai – can be viewed through the following link:

This online journal aims to present haiga or shahai of a contemporary nature which reflect on a range of themes, including changes in culture, climate, flora, fauna and human nature.

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March 26, 2015

Launch of Haiku Bindii: Willow Light

Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group are delighted to invite you to the launch of Haiku Bindii Vol. 2: Willow Light
To be launched by Rob Walker
Please join us at the Box Factory: 59 Regent St South, Adelaide from 2 pm on 25 April 2015

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FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition 2015 results

Congratulations to Sandra Simpson for taking out First Prize in the Haiku Section of the FreeXpresSion 2015 Literary Competition. Rodney Williams was awarded Second Prize. Nathalie Buckland received Third Prize.

First Place - Sandra Simpson, NZ

planning her eulogy jars of carefully labelled seeds

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March 16, 2015

Red Kelpie Haiku Group Ginko & Meeting #3

It was one of those warm, bright Melbourne autumn days in the Botanic Gardens, a perfect day for our ginko . . . had we all been stone deaf.

Yes, it was Grand Prix day and the sounds of racing motors circled our green refuge, news choppers roared back and forth and in the breaks between car races, the air show boomed overhead.

Black swans basked on the lake with their heads under their wings for the duration! Wattle birds and swallows put on their own air shows and the clear notes of bellbirds rang out during the quieter intervals.

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