April 2017: Although our calendars said ‘autumn’ at the beginning of March someone forgot to tell the weather. Here in Tauranga we’ve had summer-level humidity and only as the month came to a close did it start to feel like a change might be on the way – rain and just a bit cooler at night. But then back to high humidity again! Leaf drop has, however, begun.
The NZPS International Haiku Contest has been officially launched with details available on the updated Contests page. See it here.
This month’s article is an examination of senryu by esteemed American poet and artist Anita Virgil. Anita has some firm views on the form and, because of her long involvement with the Japanese forms, can explain some of the struggles senryu has faced – and still is facing – in being taken seriously.
And don’t forget to read all the Haiku Happenings news too!