June 2019: Our balmy autumn has possibly lulled us into a false sense of security but the long-range forecast is predicting average or above average winter temperatures for most of the country. So, despite what some local councils (and the odd mayor) are saying, the climate is actually changing! It’s great to see young people putting this deadly problem front and centre in their thinking and, hopefully, actions.
What’s in Haiku NewZ this month? Word on three NZ haiku books, a link to a haiku exhibition in Dublin that celebrates Ulysses by James and some publishing opportunities are all at Haiku Happenings. This month’s Article by Philip Rowland looks at what haiku might be in the English-speaking world of the 21st century, and the Contest listing has been updated to the end of August. Please remember that the list is refreshed as information comes to hand so it’s always worth checking back during the month. And for your diaries is advance notice of a rugby-theme haiku contest being held to coincide with the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Closing date will be October 13. Inspiration might strike while you’re on a muddy sideline over the next couple of months!