February 21, 2010

Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest

Please send as many haiku or senryu as you like at $2 each: type or neatly print your submissions (you may put them all on a single sheet of paper if you wish). If you send senryu, please mark them as such. Be sure to include your email address and/or an SASE so that we can notify you of the results!

Our first prize is $250; second $100; third $50; senryu $50. We also offer an Elizabeth Searle Lamb award of $50.

Please send all entries to:

Kaji Aso Studio
40 Saint Stephen Street
Boston, MA 02115

All entries must be mailed by APRIL 15, 2010. All rights revert to the authors after June, 2010 when the winners will be announced.

The Kaji Aso Studio is a center for the arts in Boston founded by Japanese painter, poet, and musician Kaji Aso to promote a positive, nature-centered philosophy and practice of art. We have held classes and hosted hundreds of exhibitions, concerts, and readings reading for over thirty years. The Studio is also the home of the Boston Haiku Society, which meets here every third Saturday of the month.

Heron's Nest Readers Award Results

On behalf of Haiku Oz I would like to congratulate Lorin Ford, Jo McInerney & Quendryth Young for their recent commendation in the Heron's Nest Readers Awards.

It is always wonderful to see Australian names in the awards lists!


Date: Friday, 26 February 2010
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Location: Fairfield Boathouse

Description Meet at the Fairfield Boathouse at 10.45am.

We will walk around and write haiku, share them with each other and then workshop them to try to make them better.

Bring some food to contribute to a picnic lunch.

Cost: $15/$10.

Inquiries: 0430 298 345 - Myron.

two palm trees
lean toward each other -
Valentine's Day

Myron Lysenko

February 09, 2010


2010 Haiku Pen Contest - 2010 Think Tanka Contest - 2010 Very Short Story Award - We Welcome Your Energy, Spirit & Wit

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine is committed to publishing the very best of haiku, senryu and tanka.This young publication has launched writing contests for 2010 and are also witnessing a tremendous growth in their readership and support. Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine is also calling for submissions of poetry and short fiction for their webzine. There are no submission deadlines or reading fees for the e-zine, they just welcome prolific writing of lasting literary value. Complete guidelines are available online at

Read their inspiring interview with Michael Dylan Welch, one of the most talented haiku and tanka writers today.The web-presence of this E-zine is profound with international winning writers such as Richard Stevenson, Kathy Lippard Cobb, James Tipton, Keith A. Simmonds, Patricia Prime, Paul Smith and Ernest J. Berry.

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine is proud to announce their 2010 Writing Competitions & have published their 2009 Haiku & Tanka Winners. Read the winning poems on their "International Poetry Contest Winners" page. Current prizes for writers total more than $400 dollars. They welcome snail mail and email submissions and have included the option of paypal payments online.

2009 World Haiku Competition Winners: Ernest J. Berry, James Tipton, Barbara A. Taylor & Sandra Simpson

2009 World Tanka Contest Winners: Paul Smith & Kathy Lippard Cobb

Visit Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine to learn more. Make 2010 a year to remember!

Cloudcatchers' Summer Ginko No.16

Cloudcatchers' Summer Ginko No.16
held at Torakina Park, Brunswick Heads
on Thursday 4 February 2010

How fortunate we were to number among our participants at the summer ginko two of Australia's leading haiku poets. Janice Bostok and John Bird took their places along with eleven others at the venue where it all started, as we headed into our fifth year. We have a special affection for this glorious spot at the mouth of the Brunswick River, and, in spite of having visited the site together eight times previously, the haiku were fresh and innovative. On one occasion John picked up on a haiku written by Leonie Bingham, saw its potential to be converted to a tanka, and threw it to Janice, who did this immediately and with aplomb. We lunched together afterwards at our favourite beachside cafe, and the good times went on and on. And they continue still, as we exchange our re-worked haiku in the current Round Robin. The autumn ginko is to be held in a rainforest in April. All haiku poets are welcome. Contact Quendryth Young at

Quendryth Young

February 06, 2010


An open theme haiku contest with proceeds going to the Haiku Pathway project.

Thanks to Katikati Advertiser for sponsoring the bulk of the cash prizes - 18 & over: $NZ100 for first; $NZ50 for second and $NZ25 for third; 17 & under: $NZ50, $NZ25, $NZ15.


· Poems should preferably be typewritten, otherwise clearly handwritten.

· Haiku should not have been previously published (including on the web or broadcast).

· Unlimited entries.

· Submit 2 copies of each haiku with 1 only including your name, address, phone number (no mobiles, please), e-mail address, and for the junior section only, your age. Putting several poems on an A4 sheet is fine.

· Entry fee: Within NZ: 18 & over $5 for 3 haiku or $2 for 1 haiku. 17 & under $1 for up to 2 haiku. For overseas entrants: $US5/3 haiku or $US2/haiku.

· Entries in hand by Friday, April 16. Post to: Katikati Haiku Contest, PO Box 183, Katikati 3166, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

· Results will be announced and presented on Sunday, June 6.

· A judge’s report will be sent by email, otherwise please include a stamped addressed envelope.

· Any entry not accompanied by the correct entry fee will be disqualified. Entrants send cash at their own risk.

Inquiries to