12 guidelines to writing English language haiku, taken from A Haiku Workshop by Quendryth Young.
Author J K Rowling tells it like it is - that Donald Trump is a 'tiny, tiny, tiny little man'. She's not talking about his height, which is of little consequence in assessing character, but more likely his obsession with himself and a mania for increasing his status and wealth. A Der Spiegal editorial is linked to her tweet: 'It's Time to Get Rid of …
Australian Haiku Moment Our own SSOA editor, Sharon Dean, is also an accomplished and often-published haiku poet - and one of her haiku is currently featured on the cover of the Australian Haiku Society ejournal. An excerpt from an interview with Sharon is found in the accompanying article. Read it below - or you can go to the Society's website …
Friday night offered the first brilliant taste of VIVID SYDNEY, a festival of light which runs through until June 17. I was lucky enough to be in the midst of the celebration at Circular Quay – but you can check out other locations as well. Sydney is truly alight with high spirits! Photos credit: Catherine […]
Cockatoo and gum – symbols of an unspoilt age Poet Pavithra Joseph and photographer Roderick Hatrick have joined forces to reproduce a quintessential picture of the resilience of Australia’s exceptional flora and fauna. When the red gum sang I heard a red gum sing in a quiet alto once, as the wind ran its fingers […]
World Book Day April 23 Cesar Vallejo On the look out for a thoughtful period of cultural exchange in Peru this week, I came across the work of the late poet, Cesar Vallejo, who is acclaimed as having revolutionised poetry in Spanish. Excerpt from The Black Heralds
As an outcome of SSOA author, Geetha Waters’ efforts as an education consultant in India, our organisation gives moral support to The H2 Apparels Community School in Palamaner in rural Andhra Pradesh. The school for the children of local women factory workers has been running for a year, and the challenge that the Principal Mr. […]
Poet and novelist, Ferdinando Manzo, has just had an article about his work published in an interpreters' and translators' magazine, In Touch. The article highlights the launch of his last poetry collection Night Road to Life by the poet, Paolo Totaro AM.
SAVE OUR SIRIUS barbecue-ing was a hit last night with members of the local community at The Rocks, as well as supporters from far afield
Present Continuous A tough exercise, this one, to write a passage using only present continuous tense. And the winner was … Helena Ameisen. Of course it’s extending the limits of what length sounds and feel right in the use of present continuous to ask students to write using that tense only for 10 minutes. But […]