Category Archives: haiku

Muse India – Triveni feature

“In Hindu tradition, Triveni refers to the confluence of three major rivers, the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati, at a place called Prayag. But here at Muse India, it signifies the coming together of Japan, India, and the rest … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

  May all your wishes come true in 2016

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Tasty kukai!

Thanks to inspiration from my daughter, I’m flying the flag for Northern Ireland in the latest European Quarterly Kukai. A kukai is a haiku event in which participants write to a theme provided by the organiser, often a kigo, or ‘season … Continue reading

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In the Financial Times on election day!

Click the link for the article FT, London  07/05/2015 Taken from an article in the Financial Times yesterday Haiku at Work: ‘the man from IT’ and ‘the personal performance review’ Our haiku contest this week attracted entries ranging from clever … Continue reading

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Celtic Heartbeat – a video for International Haiku Poetry Day 2015

Today, 17th April 2015, is International Haiku Poetry Day. To celebrate, The Haiku Foundation has organised a range of events with contributions from poets from all over the world. As well as face-to-face poetry gatherings in locations across the US, Hungary, Croatia and New Zealand, these include an … Continue reading

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Photo Haiga in February Issue of A New Ulster

Haiga published in ANU Issue 29 Haiku placed joint third in the Irish Haiku Society’s International Competition 2014 Photo of the moon taken in my back yard 🙂

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Happy New Book Review

My review of Jane and Werner Reichold’s latest book, ‘Symbiotic Poetry’, has been published in the latest issue of Frogpond, Journal of the American Haiku Society. In this hefty volume, the Reichholds, who are both writers and artists, present the case … Continue reading

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Hermit crab haiku in the Financial Times

Well, I knew I’d never make it into the Financial Times for my business acumen, but I’m happy enough to have had one of my haiku published in the London broadsheet. 🙂 It was selected as runner up in the FT weekly haiku competition based … Continue reading

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Launch of Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing

I was very honoured to read at the recent launch of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Bob Collins, Chair of the Arts Council, Connor Shields, CEO of Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and Chelley McLear, CAP Project … Continue reading

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Heaney and haiku

Some years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Seamus Heaney greatly appreciated the Japanese-style poetry form, haiku, and even wrote several himself. After the tragic news of his death last September, I submitted a tribute haiku to the … Continue reading

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