Adelaide Update

Well it’s got to be said, the people of Adelaide love their poetry. My reading at Friendly Street on Tuesday night was really well received by a 60+ strong crowd and yesterday’s haiku workshop drew a healthy audience of poets eager to get a little deeper into the haiku world. Together we explored the history of this magical form, current trends in english language haiku and examined what makes a haiku sing, before sharing and tinkering with the group’s own poems. Here’s one of my own recent poems:

                                                            garden gnome
                                                            up to its nose
                                                            in rain

Ah yes, we sure have had some weather back home.

In complete contrast, tonight is the state final of the Australian Poetry Slam, so that should be a suitably rowdy affair… am looking forward to seeing how they do it down here.

Now, it’s back to the Adelaide markets… this place is a food lover’s heaven.

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5 responses to “Adelaide Update

  1. Glad to hear that it went so well…congrats!

  2. amanda Joy

    60! a crowd!
    Congrats, as it should be!
    cutest haiku…
    enjoy the food.

    A.Joy

  3. great to be getting your news, Graham.

  4. That is the most adorably cute haiku I’ve ever read (not that you get many about garden gnomes – haha) – you sound like you are having a ball – rage on!

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