Aussie Haiku in Red, White and Blue

Aussie Haiku in Red, White and Blue

An Australian guide to writing haiku – published last month by the Sydney School of Arts & Humanities and offered for free download on our website – is proving popular with poets in the United States.

Author of A Haiku Workshop, Quendryth Young, recently received the following expression of praise and delight from Scott Mason, co-editor of the highly esteemed international haiku journal, The Heron’s Nest.

Your workshop is ABSOLUTELY SUPERB !!! It is lucid, engaging, informative, inspiring, entertaining and every other possible positive adjective I could heap upon it. And of course your own wonderful poems throughout are a sheer delight. I was bowled over, in particular, with the cumulative wonder and power of your haiku in the “five senses” section. This is a terrific resource which I shall shamelessly promote at every available opportunity. Brava!

If you haven’t yet downloaded A Haiku Workshop and would like to see what all the excitement is about, simply visit:

And again, a huge thanks to Quendryth from everyone here at the Sydney School of Arts & Humanities. We applaud your generosity and enthusiasm in creating this valuable resource.

Photo credits: Shell Beach, San Diego, United States by Frank McKenna. Untitled image of a boy writing in a notebook by Aiden Meyer. Both photos available on Unsplash.


  1. Greg Isaac
    28 July, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    My eldest son enjoyed learning a little about Haiku at school in year 5. I had no idea it was part of his lessons until some weeks after. A Haiku Workshop is brilliant! It could certainly be used as a resource in schools.

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      Sharon Dean
      30 July, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Great idea, Greg. Feel free to share A Haiku Workshop with any teachers you know. And thanks for taking the time to comment. :-)

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