Haiku Down Under: 2022

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

Kingfisher Journal

There is a brand new haiku journal on the scene. Issue #1 of Kingfisher was released in July 2020. Kingfisher will be produced twice yearly by Tanya McDonald from Washington State in the USA. Tanya describes Kingfisher as ‘a print journal of traditional and experimental haiku and senryu’.     Kingfisher is beautifully produced in… Read More Kingfisher Journal

Indigenous Australian Culture in Haiku

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following material contains the name of a person who has died.   Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (1971-2017) was a highly acclaimed Indigenous Australian singer/songwriter. He was blind since birth. Gurrumul Yunupingu’s songs, usually sung in the Yolŋu languages of his land, have a calming, contemplative quality… Read More Indigenous Australian Culture in Haiku