Windfall: Australian Haiku

Once a year, an important little publication arrives in my mailbox. That publication is Windfall, a journal showcasing Australian haiku by Australian poets. Each issue celebrates the experience of urban and rural life in Australia, bringing together haiku that depict our seasons, landscapes, flora and fauna.

The new edition of Windfall is again beautifully presented due to the efforts of Beverley George (editor), Ron C Moss (cover design) and Peter Macrow from Blue Giraffe Press in Hobart (publisher). Here’s a taste of Windfall Issue 5:


swimming hole

towels line the low branch

of a rivergum

Gavin Austin


a joey jumps

from shade to sun

budding wattle

Jan Dobb


shearing shed his voice on a lanolin breeze

Carole Harrison


Gurrumul night

we listen to the rain

in darkness

Gregory Piko


Submissions for each annual edition of Windfall are accepted in July only. Submission Guidelines and subscription arrangements are available from the Australian Haiku Society website.