December 2, 2017

December Haiku NewZ

Summer arrived suddenly in the middle of the week a fortnight ago – a bit later than the Christmas decorations in the shops but, oh well. The Kaikoura section of State Highway 1 reopens on December 15, a relief to all those who have been cut off and having to ‘take the long way round’ after last year’s earthquake.

Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and productive New Year to all the readers of Haiku NewZ. About the middle of 2018 we will mark the 14th birthday of Haiku NewZ – I’ve just managed to render myself speechless at discovering that we’ve been travelling for that long!

Maybe the holiday break will allow you time to enjoy the reading in the Archived Articles section or a browse through our extensive list of web resources related to the Japanese forms. Haiku NewZ is here to be enjoyed and, I hope, help those wanting to learn more. If there’s something specific you’d like to find out more about, please let me know.

The Contest page listings have been updated to the beginning of March, while this month’s article by Ray Rasmussen is on haibun – timely, given that KYSO Flash is looking for haibun (see details in Haiku Happenings) for its next issue.

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