Several poets from New Zealand and Australia are organising a virtual haiku conference to be called: Haiku Down Under. The conference will be held from 7-9 October 2022. Details for the event can be found here. After the poets met online at Haiku North America in 2021, they decided to organise a similar event for… Read More Haiku Down Under: 2022
In recent months, one of my haiku received an Honourable Mention in a Croatian haiku competition while another received an Honourable Mention in an Irish contest. With a number of countries now running competitions for haiku written in English, I thought it might be helpful to provide links to various of these competition websites. Please… Read More English-Language Haiku Competitions
Colin Campbell released his book, simply titled ‘poems‘, in late 2021. The collection was published by Stringybark Publishing. Colin was born and raised in Suffolk, England, before spending many years in far north Queensland, Australia. He currently lives in Canberra. Many of Colin’s poems tell stories of rural life, often drawing upon his childhood in… Read More Colin Campbell: Poems
Creatrix is a quarterly online poetry journal run by Western Australian Poets Inc. (WA Poets). Each issue is produced in two sections: one devoted to haiku, and the other presenting longer forms of poetry. The poetry selections for the December 2021 issue of Creatrix (#55) were made by Peter Jeffrey OAM and Veronica Lake. Issue… Read More Creatrix #55: Rise & Fall
The tenth and final issue of the Australian haiku journal, Windfall, was released in January 2022. I wrote a review of Windfall #10 which was posted on the Australian Haiku Society website in late January. My review is reproduced here: Windfall: Australian Haiku, Issue 10, 2022 – Review The 10th and final issue of the… Read More Windfall #10: the final issue
Meniscus is an online literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP). The Association provides a forum for those interested in the teaching of creative and professional writing. Each issue of Meniscus offers a selection of poetry, flash fiction and short stories. Volume 9, Issue 2 of Meniscus was released in late… Read More Meniscus: Volume 9, Issue 2
The most recent issue of the respected British journal Presence (#71, November 2021) included a review of my haiku collection, breaking my journey (Red Moon Press). The review was written by English poet, Julie Mellor. You can find the Presence website here, and you can visit Julie’s personal website here. Julie’s review highlights the multiple… Read More Presence reviews ‘breaking my journey’
witness tree is the latest haiku collection by American poet, paul m. The book was edited by John Barlow and published by Snapshot Press in 2020. paul m. is the pen name of Paul Miller who, apart from being a widely published and anthologised poet, is also an editor and essayist. Since 2013, he has… Read More witness tree by paul m.