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Contests and Awards / Re: 2018 UHTS Samurai Haibun Results
« on: January 28, 2019, 03:39:10 PM »
Well done to all, particularly Marietta - First place and runner up! :)


Thank you Marion. It is indeed sad news. I shall miss seeing Rachel's haiku, always worth reading.

- Sandra

Yes, Rachel was a talented and prolific writer, Sandra.


Following communication with Rebecca Sutcliffe, sister of Rachel Sutcliffe and with permission from Rachel’s parents, it is with a very heavy heart that I inform the haiku world of Rachel’s recent passing.

Despite suffering from a very serious autoimmune disorder for many years, Rachel always displayed a wonderful sense of humour and was a fine and prolific writer of haiku and senryu. Her poetry has been published widely in dedicated haiku journals and on her blog Project Words.

Rachel will be dearly missed by all in the global haiku community. I was honoured to include this monoku of hers in a selection back in October on The Haiku Foundation’s ‘Per Diem’ feature. I think it demonstrates her ability to find something positive in times of such adversary.

May our friend rest in peace.

deep woods happy to just be

Rachel Sutcliffe
Per Diem, The Haiku Foundation, October 2018

New to Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Hokku
« on: December 07, 2018, 01:30:25 PM »
Thank you for this, Alan. I'd completely forgotten that I had asked the question. I look forward to investigating these links. As a lover of the French language and having studied Spanish to Advanced Level, I am fascinated to see how people translate haiku to and from these languages. Alas, I have never studied Japanese - but I guess it's never too late! (I've just signed up for a free, eight week Italian online course starting in January) :)


Contests and Awards / Re: Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest Results
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:09:16 AM »
Congratulations to winners Julie Bloss Kelsey, Susan Burch and Roberta Beary and all those with honorable mentions.

By the way, #Femku, edited by Lori A Minor, contains some really strong writing. Here is a link to the latest issue.


Meetings and Other Gatherings / Re: Foraging for Haiku - Ginko
« on: September 26, 2018, 03:57:57 AM »
Sounds like this will be a wonderful event, Alan - best of luck!


New to Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Hokku
« on: September 03, 2018, 08:34:02 AM »
Out of interest, Alan, are the translators of haiku from Japanese to English always haiku poets themselves? I imagine it would be quite a disadvantage if they weren't.



Thanks, Alan. :)




Entries invited for the contest now called ‘A New Haiku Movement for Peace’.

Submission details here:

Thanks for posting, Alan. Some poignant work here.

This one from the list of highly commended entrants made me smile as it captured cat behaviour perfectly! :)

My son’s smile –
the cat

Daniel Gahnertz, Sweden


Results of the Australian Haiku Society 2018 Autumn Haiga Kukai can be found at:

Thanks, Vanessa - good to see that instantaneous haiku can make for winning poems as well as crafted haiku!


Contests and Awards / Re: 2018 Monostich Haiku Poetry Competition!
« on: May 03, 2018, 04:26:50 AM »
Thank you for posting. :)

Contests and Awards / Re: Results - Summer Haiku Competition
« on: May 03, 2018, 03:41:04 AM »
I'm very excited to say that the Summer haiku are going to be incorporated within the new book I am bringing out around Summer 2019.

Great to hear this is happening, Alan. :)


Congratulations, Chen-ou. May NeverendingStory continue to flourish  - it is a wonderful resource.


Contests and Awards / Re: Golden Haiku: 2018 Award Winners
« on: February 22, 2018, 05:03:46 PM »
Great to see some of our online friends here!

Well done to all.

Thanks Alan.

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