Category Archives: haiku

Results of the San Francisco International Haiku Competition

Last autumn, I received an email from J Hahn Doleman of the Haiku Poets of Northern California. Jeff is the Contest Coordinator of the San Francisco International Competition for Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, and Haibun, sponsored by the HPNC. In his … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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A haiku of hope

I have just received this certificate from the Indian Kukai organisers featuring my haiku that was placed fourth in their 32nd kukai  (a peer-judged, poetry competition) The theme was hope, which we could all be doing with at the minute. … Continue reading

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Strange days…

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