Vale John E. Carley

Australian haiku poets will be saddened by the death of revered haiku poet John Carley, author of the 'Renku Reckoner' (forthcoming from Darlington Richards) and sabaki (leader) of the writing team that won the 2013 Einbond Renku Prize (Haiku Society of America). John, who despite his illness kept writing and mentoring for as long as possible, died on New Year’s Eve. He had previously published 'The Little Book of Yotsumonos' (2012). On behalf of the Australian Haiku Society (HaikuOz) may I offer condolences to John’s family, and to his haiku colleagues and friends.

Cynthia Rowe
President: The Australian Haiku Society