Haiku Northwest is a very active group of poets based in the Seattle area of Washington State, USA. The group began in 1988 under the leadership of the celebrated haiku poet, Francine Porad. Each year, Haiku Northwest sponsors the Francine Porad Haiku Award. The Porad Award is open to entries from around the world, and… Read More 2017 Francine Porad Haiku Award
What great news, Tanya from Monji Tea in Sydney (Australia) has turned the humble teabag into something inspirational and beautiful using haiku by Vanessa Proctor and myself. Each gift pack also incorporates original artwork by Australian artist, Tatiana Georgieva. Monji Tea offers delightful gift packs for New Parents. Inside are pyramid teabags containing your choice… Read More BUB Haiku in Monji Tea Gift Packs!
Thank you to the respected New Zealand journal, Kokako, for publishing an extended review of Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko. Issue 27 of Kokako includes a review of BUB written by widely published Auckland poet, Tony Beyer. As Tony points out, Blowing Up Balloons is at the… Read More Kokako Reviews BUB
StylusLit is a new online literary journal publishing poetry, fiction, non-fiction, interviews and reviews. Issue 1 appeared in March this year and Issue 2 went live in September. StylusLit is published by Rosanna Licari who previously published the Stylus Poetry Journal from 2002 to 2010. For this new journal, poetry is edited by Rosanna, while… Read More StylusLit Online Journal: Issue 2
Frogpond, the highly regarded Journal of the Haiku Society of America is in it’s fortieth year. The 2017 Spring/Summer edition (Volume 40:2) included a brief review by Randy Brooks of Blowing Up Balloons. Randy’s review commented: Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents is a collection of parenting haiku by Australian haiku writers Vanessa Proctor… Read More Frogpond Reviews BUB
Issue #7 of the Communion Arts Journal is now available online. Communion is produced by publisher, Ralph Wessman, and writer, Jane Williams. Each issue includes poetry, stories, memoirs and much more. Tasmanian based, the journal presents writing from Australia and around the world. Many will know Ralph as the publisher of Walleah Press and editor of the… Read More Communion Arts Journal: Issue #7
Established in 1969, Modern Haiku is one of the world’s longest running, most well regarded, English-language haiku journals. Modern Haiku is produced in the USA, so the Summer edition (Volume 48.2) was released recently. It had this to say about Blowing Up Balloons by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko: A collection of poems on parenthood by two… Read More Modern Haiku Reviews BUB
New Zealand poet, Sandra Simpson, has posted a review of Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko on her website. You can read the review here. Sandra’s haiku have been widely published around the world and appear in many prestigious anthologies. Her haiku collection, Breath, was published in 2011. Sandra’s site always has… Read More Sandra Simpson Reviews BUB