April 14, 2015

THF EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration

The Haiku Foundation has announced details for its inaugural EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaborative, a world-wide poem to be written on International Haiku Poetry Day, April 17, 2015.


The theme for this year’s collaboration is Light, in honor of 2015 being named the Year of Light by United Nations proclamation. On today’s Troutswirl (the blog of the Foundation) you will find further details on how the rolling poem works. On Wednesday we will announce the seed poem for the collaboration.

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April 13, 2015

Report on the meeting of Bindii Japanese Poetry Genres Group for 11 April 2015.

Five members attended the Bindii meeting at 12 noon on 11 April at the Box Factory in Regent St Adelaide. The speaker for the meeting, Karin Anderson, was unavoidably delayed, so it was decided to postpone her presentation on early Japanese poetry forms until our 6 June Meeting.
The group will launch their new anthology: Haiku Bindii Vol. 2: Willow Light at the Box Factory from 2 pm on Saturday 25 April. The Launch Speaker will be Rob Walker, who will also play his shakuhachi.

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April 03, 2015

Submissions open for “Prospect” Poetry Journal

Submissions are invited towards the fifth edition of "Prospect" poetry journal, an issue that will focus specifically upon haiku and tanka by Australian poets with an emphasis on Australian themes.

To be produced by Peter Macrow’s Blue Giraffe Press, this special edition will see Beverley George act as guest editor.

Submissions can be emailed to beverleygeorge@idx.com.au during the submission period, between 1 April – 31 May 2015.

Contributors may offer up to 10 haiku and/or 6 tanka.

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Success in International Rengay Competition

Congratulations to David Terelinck (NSW) – writing in collaboration with Carol Judkins (California) – for gaining second place in an international rengay competition conducted by the Haiku Poets of Northern California.

The piece concerned is entitled “A Spill of Moonlight”.

This 2014 competition was judged by leading Australian haiku poets Beverley George and Ron C. Moss.

Their comments – along with the rengay itself – can be viewed at this link (just posted):


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: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting

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

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