16 June 2008

Australian haiku on Poetica

Australian haiku will be on Poetica for two weeks running.

Details on the Poetica website.

Which reads:

Australian Haiku - Part 1

A detailed exploration of this burgeoning poetic form with some of Australia's leading practitioners.

It will please some and surprise many that the seemingly mystical art of 'Haiku writing' is not only alive throughout Australia but is truly flourishing. This intriguing little 17-syllable poem, which originated in Japan, is daily beguiling and tempting writers across the country from Perth to Brisbane... and not only the case-hardened Haiku devotees but an increasing number of mainstream poets as well.

In Poetica's two part feature, Peter Holland, Jodie Buzza and Murray Dowsett read a couple of hundred Haiku along with discussions with Haiku writers across Australia.

North of the Latte Line has been told Lyn Reeves and Peter Macrow are among the haiku poets to be featured.

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