New President Australian Haiku Society

After almost five years as President of the Australian Haiku Society, I have decided it is time to step down and hand over the office to someone who will further the development and growth of AHS.

HaikuOz is in the fortunate position of having a capable and highly respected haiku poet who has agreed to take on the role. Congratulations to Vanessa Proctor who is the new President of the Australian Haiku Society.

Vanessa is very active in promoting haiku in Australia and has a close relationship with haiku poets in other countries. She founded the Sydney Haiku Group the Red Dragonflies in 2008. She is widely published internationally and has won many awards for her work. Her haiku have appeared in several editions of the Red Moon Anthology and she appeared as a featured poet in A New Resonance 3: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku. She was also a featured poet in Presence. Her most memorable haiku moment was seeing the boulder carved with her haiku ‘night kayaking’ being blessed in the rain by Maori elders on the Katikati Haiku Pathway in 2010.

We welcome Vanessa Proctor as President of the Australian Haiku Society.

Cynthia Rowe
President: Australian Haiku Society [2011-2016]