Poetica May 22: Australian Haiku pt I

A detailed exploration of this burgeoning poetic form with some of Australia's leading practitioners.

It will please some and surprise many that the seemingly mystical art of haiku writing is not only alive throughout Australia but is truly flourishing. This intriguing little 17-syllable poem, which originated in Japan, is daily beguiling and tempting writers across the country from Perth to Brisbane... and not only the case-hardened haiku devotees but an increasing number of mainstream poets as well.

In Part 1 we hear from Jodie Hawthorne, Susan Murphy, Andrew Lansdown, John Turner, Beverley George, Graham Nunn, Lyn Reeves and Peter Macrow.

Readers: Peter Holland, Jodie Buzza and Murray Dowsett.
Sound Engineer:David LeMay
Producer: Ron Sims

Poems come from the following titles:

Walking the Tideline by Lyn Reeves
Measuring the Depth by Graham Nunn
Spinifex:haiku. by Beverley George
Oil Slick Sun by Peter Macrow
Watching Pilgrims Watching Me by Jodie Hawthorne
All published by Pardalote Press