Authora Australis: Issue 3

The online journal, Authora Australis, evolved from the Sydney-based Authora Australis Writing Group run by Roger Patulny. The journal presents poetry, short fiction and artwork from Australia and around the world. The journal’s editors, Roger Patulny, Carlo Caponecchia and Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad recently released Issue 3 of Authora Australis. Each issue is themed, with the… Read More Authora Australis: Issue 3

Jane Baker: People

Australian poet, Jane Baker, has released a collection of poems which depict the everyday joys and struggles of men, women and children from around the world. Her book is titled, ‘People’. Jane is widely travelled, having been to a host of countries including Israel, Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan, India and China. She draws on these experiences… Read More Jane Baker: People

Harbour Beacon

Dick Pettit, from Denmark, contacted me last year asking whether I would like to collaborate with him in writing a haiku shuffle. We subsequently wrote a poem titled Harbour Beacon which was published earlier this year in the New Zealand journal, Kokako, #34. As you can see in my previous posts about the haiku shuffle… Read More Harbour Beacon

Haiku in Poland

Each year, the Polish Haiku Association conducts an international haiku competition. The 10th Polish International Haiku Competition was conducted in 2020 and attracted entries from 52 countries. You can read the awarded poems and see the judge’s comments here. I was fortunate to have the following haiku selected as one of the 10 Commended entries:… Read More Haiku in Poland

Roddy Fox: African Haiga

South African photographer, Roddy Fox, has been combining his stunning images with haiku published in The Mamba Journal. The combination of artwork with a haiku poem is known as haiga. Traditionally, the art would have comprised a brush painting, though, in modern times the poem might be combined with a photograph or even a video.… Read More Roddy Fox: African Haiga