Poetry at Manning Clark House

Three Canberra poets presented their work at Manning Clark House (MCH) on Thursday 27 June 2019. MCH is a not-for-profit organisation supporting history, literature, culture and human rights. The house was formerly the home of eminent Australian historian, Professor Manning Clark (1915-1991). Clark’s great work was his six volume study, A History of Australia. Nowadays,… Read More Poetry at Manning Clark House

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