Author Archives: seaviewwarrenpoint

About seaviewwarrenpoint

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

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 … 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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One day in 1983…

This haibun I wrote in recent months appeared in the November issue of the online journal ‘Failed Haiku’. I don’t often write about life during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, but this particular day came to mind when I was … Continue reading

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Haiku translated into Chinese

UPDATE: Chen-ou Liu has also published my poem ‘sliver of moon‘ in One Man’s Maple Moon. This one is inspired by the local church in my hometown, Warrenpoint, and is a haiku that morphed into a tanka. 🙂 A big … Continue reading

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Published on English-speaking Union of Japan haiku programme

Thanks to my online friend Marta Majorka Chociłowska for alerting me of the publication of this poem in the August list along with our mutual haiku friend, Marina Bellinin! 🙂 I thought I would try adding the haiku to one … Continue reading

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