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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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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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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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Haiga from the woods

As I haven’t painted (or posted on this blog for that matter!) since the summer, when I spotted a post this week from An Mayou, an artist and haiku poet from Colorado, requesting some words to accompany her excellent piece … Continue reading

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Haiku hot off the press

Two of my haiku have just been published in the June issue of A Hundred Gourds, a Japanese-style, short form journal. recurring headache remembering to side-step where I slipped last year battle preparation the combined whoosh of both grans’ umbrellas … Continue reading

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A New Ulster gets the blues

A New Ulster is Northern Ireland’s newest literary and arts journal available as an e-zine and in print. Edited by Amos Greig and Arizahn, the magazine showcases the works of established and up-and-coming poets, short fiction writers, photographers and artists … Continue reading

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Issa’s Untidy Hut

Check out my snail haiku here in ‘Wednesday Haiku’ at Issa’s Hut (The Lilliput Review)  I just love this little character from the journal. 🙂

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A Murder of Crows

I have loved Van Gogh’s work ever since I saw prints of his painting as a child on the walls in my grandmother’s house. I visited the Van Gogh art museum in Amsterdam for the first time many years ago and cried … Continue reading

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First national anthology of haiku from Ireland

Some of my haiku have been published in Bamboo Dreams, a new collection launched in Dublin recently by Arts Minister, Jimmy Deenehan TD. While mainly comprising the work of contemporary haijin (haiku poets) the collection also features several poems from … Continue reading

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Precious stones haiku for Semana Santa (Holy Week)

I have just discovered the editor of this journal commented on one of my haiku in his ‘precious stones’ thread, which was a lovely surprise. Sketchbook 7 I also seem to have adopted a new title – I am referred to … Continue reading

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