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About seaviewwarrenpoint

I am a writer, poetry facilitator and artist from Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland. My blog is https://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com/ Twitter @MarionSClarke

11th Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo Haiku Contest

Combining words and images to produce haiga and shahai (photo haiku) has grown to become one of my favourite creative activities. I’m a fan of short form poetry and enjoy taking photographs of the local landscape, so it’s an interesting … Continue reading

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The streets of Washington DC blooming with haiku

I’ve been entering the Golden Haiku poetry contest since it began in 2014, as I love community projects that put poetry on the street. This one brings a host of haiku to downtown DC, where a selection of entries from … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 11, 2022

Originally posted on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog:
senryu confirmation masscarved on the front pewJC was here by Marion Clarke (Northern Ireland) Mann Library’s Daily Haiku, Dec. 24, 2021

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The Fly

This haiga, a form that combines art with haiku or senryu, is featured on the cover of the latest issue of the journal Prune Juice. Founded by Alexis Rotella in 2009, Prune Juice Journal is the longest-running international literary journal dedicated solely to English … Continue reading

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On a roll

This started off as a one-item blog post but over the last few hours it has snowballed—apologies, that’s not very seasonable! 🎃 Haiku Dialogue, a weekly feature on The Haiku Foundation, is a great source of inspiration for haiku, and … Continue reading

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Charmed

Rachel Sutcliffe, formerly of Harrowgate, North Yorkshire, was a talented haiku poet who is much missed in the international haiku community. For almost a decade, she and I workshopped our creative fiction and poetry on several online forums and since … Continue reading

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Jabberwocky, swans and chocolate eggs …

My thanks to Gordon Hewitt of Community Arts Partnership, Belfast, for sharing this interview in which he asks about my writing journey and, in particular, short form poetry. Check out the other features in this month’s issue… https://www.capartscentre.com/monthly/

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“Desk-ku” and the 10th Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo Haiku Contest

almost noon . . . we ask the rickshaw manto wait for the drums This photograph taken by Kit Nagamura is of rickshaws parked at the Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama. It was one of several used to inspire haiku writers … Continue reading

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A brand new year…

Woke up to find my sister Edel had posted this photograph on our family WhatsApp group to welcome the New Year. She had captured the first sunrise from the shore of Carlingford Lough, in our hometown of Warrenpoint. Living round … Continue reading

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Let’s hope it’s a good one…

…despite everything. Best wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful time over Christmas and the New Year.

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