October 29, 2006

Thangs Cafi Haiku Reading

Thangs Cafi is holding a haiku reading to celebrate Spring and Summer on Thursday November 16th at 8pm. Featured readers will be Sue Stanford, Matt Hetherington, Leanne Hills, Antony Ley and Myron Lysenko.

There will also be an open reading of haiku, and prizes will be presented to the most striking and memorable haiku of the night.

THANGS CAFI 502 Lygon Street, Brunswick East (near Albion Road). Enquiries to Roger 9383.7851 or Paul Gibson Roy at this email address:

Eighth Annual Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Award

paper wasp invites haiku poets to enter its eighth annual haiku contest. An anthology of the best haiku submitted will be published from the contest. One copy will be provided free to authors of entries selected for publication. First Prize is $A100.00, Second Prize is $A50.00 and Third Prize is $A25.00. The contest is open to haiku poets worldwide, has no set theme, welcomes both the modern and traditional forms but it is restricted to the English language and unpublished haiku (including the Internet). Judges are paper wasp editors Jacqui Murray, Janice M. Bostok, John Knight and Ross Clark.

An entry fee of $A10.00 (from within Australia), $A12.00 (from New Zealand if paid in Australian banknotes or cheques drawn on an Australian bank in Australia) or $US10.00 in cash (international entries) applies to each sheet of three haiku submitted for judging to cover contest costs and publication of the anthology. Each entry/three haiku must be clearly marked on the back of the sheet or card with the entrant’s full name, address including country and post/zip code (email address, if available) and your preferred or pen name for use if selected for publication. Judging is double blind. The judges’ decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into and entries will not be returned.

The deadline is 31 January 2007. Please send your entries to: paper wasp, 14 Fig Tree Pocket Road, Chapel Hill, Qld, 4069, Australia. Email entries will not be accepted. Results will be published in paper wasp 13 (2) in May 2007 and the anthology in June 2007.

October 19, 2006

Yellow Moon 20 - haiku winners

The results of Yellow Moon Seed Pearls competition have been mailed out and also posted on > competitions > results > Seed Pearls

You can read the winning entries here.

First Place

bare twigs…
flurry of the swamp hens’
mating dance

Nathalie Buckland Nimbin NSW

Second Place

anzac dawn service –
the baby’s fontanel

Cate Juno Bouvard WA

Yellow Moon thanks all participants

October 17, 2006

Tanka Workshop

South Australia Writers Centre– tanka workshop

On Thursday November 2nd, 6:30-9:30 pm, Beverley George will present a tanka workshop and is hoping to meet some HaikuOz poets there. Please contact the SA Writers Centre for further details or to make a booking.

This is the thirteenth workshop Beverley has presented this year but the first in another state. She is hoping the latter situation will change next year.

For information about tanka in Australia visit