On Friday night I received news that two of my haiku will be published in the new World Haiku Anthology: A Vast Sky. This follows acceptances in nothing in the window (Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 2012) and Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years, making the past 6-months very successful.
Now, the only way to celebrate is with a new haiku (part vii in the Toddle series)…
my son’s voice
breaking the spine
of his book
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:
up to its nose
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.