12 guidelines to writing English language haiku, taken from A Haiku Workshop by Quendryth Young.
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 …
Over recent weeks, haiku has been a hot topic here at the Sydney School of Arts and Humanities, with newcomers to the genre surprised to learn that haiku needs syllables... well, like fish need bicycles.
Written by Australian poets in ordinary language, the following “one-breath” poems bring to mind an observation by Sydney poet David Terelinck: 'Haiku is a journey along a road lined with small windows. Each time we pause to peer into one of these, we are astounded by the beauty and depth of the vista behind them.'
Friday Writing Group recently fell on the vernal equinox, inspiring some poetry in the form of spring haiku to celebrate the change of season.