Baby Poems now in WrappedToYou Gift Hampers

Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents and Monji Tea new parent teabags are now available in WrappedToYou gift hampers. Australian supplier of hampers and gifts, WrappedToYou, ships world-wide from their office in Newcastle, New South Wales. Beautiful new parent gift hampers can be purchased direct from the WrappedToYou website: Blowing Up Balloons (BUB),… Read More Baby Poems now in WrappedToYou Gift Hampers

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