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Brunswick St ginko, Issa’s Untidy Hut & other haiku happenings

There’s been a flurry of haiku activity of late, so here’s a bit of a roundup:

This week, I was one of the Wednesday haiku poets over at Issa’s Untidy Hut along with Bruce Hodder and the mighty Issa himself. You can read the poems here

I have also recently had a handful of haiku published in vol 18: no. 3 of the beautifully produced South X Southeast Haiku & Haiku Arts Journal. If you have never had a look you can do so here.

And just in time for Christmas, the Third Australian Haiku Anthology has just been released by paper wasp. I also have a selection of haiku published in this anthology, which celebrates the vibrant Australian haiku voice. You can read more about the anthology and order copies here.

And finally, here is a selection of poems written as part of last Sunday’s Ginko through Fortitude Valley. I was not able to be there, but these poems bring the ‘Valley’ to life for anyone who has never taken a walk through one of Brisbane’s iconic inner city suburbs.

And tomorrow, we are off to Southbank for another perfect haiku morning…

valley markets
in the mirror
a girl writes her thoughts

Lee-Anne Davie


under a tree
a man contemplates
a parking meter

Lyndon Norton


longevity bench
an old man
smokes a packet

Andrew Phillips

stone sunflowers
in perpetual bloom
cheap lease

Rebekah Woodward


discount massages
the masseuse uses
only one hand

Cindy Keong


morning market
the colours
of a hangover

Tiggy Johnson

2 for $3
or $2 each
plastic buddhas

Chris Lynch


last coins
the old woman feeds
her hunger

Trish Reid


ibis stalk
the city street
wary shoppers

Corrie MacDonald


photography by Cindy Keong


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Call for submissions: Third Australian Haiku Anthology

It’s now five years since the publication of the Second Australian Haiku Anthology (2006), so another edition of work by Australian haiku poets, now so well represented in contests and publications around the world, is timely.

Submissions for the third edition are invited from poets living in Australia or from Australian poets, resident overseas.

The deadline for submissions is: 30 September 2011

The editors are looking for submissions of up to 5 previously published haiku, typed in 12pt font, clearly marked with your name, postal and email address. Details of where the haiku were published must be included along with details of any awards the haiku may have won. A brief biography is also required.

Submissions can be emailed to Katherine Samuelowicz at ksamuelowicz@optusnet.com.au or posted to:

paper wasp
14 Fig Tree Pocket Road
Chapel Hill
Qld 4069


In the spirit of haiku, here’s another handful of San Francisco poems to leave you with…

black coffee
with each sip
the stars brighten


rubbing your belly
the beat
of two hearts


first drink
on the horizon
three fingers of sun


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