Canberra/Nara Poetry Anthology

This year, 2018, marks the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Canberra (Australia) and Nara (Japan). To celebrate the occasion, Saeko Ogi, Amelia Fielden and Noriko Tanaka have edited a collection of tanka and haiku by Australian and Japanese poets. The publication is titled Poetry Bridges: Canberra/Nara Commemorative Anthology. The Australian launch of Poetry… Read More Canberra/Nara Poetry Anthology

The Haiku Shuffle

In late 2017, the Canberra-based Haiku @ The Oaks writing group was discussing various ways to present haiku in a live situation. Inspired by the ideas from this meeting, I applied a variation of these thoughts to writing a haiku style poem – a form I now like to call the haiku shuffle. Back in 2017,… Read More The Haiku Shuffle

Out of India, Out of the Ordinary

Dr Santosh Kumar has edited a new collection titled Haiku: A Concise Anthology (Cyberwit.net, Allahabad, India). The anthology presents five haiku by each of 40 poets from more than 20 countries, including countries not often represented in English-language collections. For example, you will find haiku from Estonia, Cameroon, Israel, Brazil, Nepal, Vietnam and Montenegro.    … Read More Out of India, Out of the Ordinary

Brush With Poetry 2018

The first Brush With Poetry for 2018 will be on Sunday 25 March. Always exciting, always different. Brush With Poetry offers an afternoon of open mic entertainment in the relaxed surrounds of Yvette Gilroy’s Black Swan Gallery and Café. You can find the Black Swan in Stephen Street, Binalong, New South Wales. The afternoon is sure… Read More Brush With Poetry 2018