December 2019: My very best wishes and Christmas greetings to all readers of Haiku NewZ, near and far. Whether your festive season takes place in summer or winter I hope it is a time of peace and goodwill, rest and relaxation.
This month’s article by Gabriel Rosenstock is a philosophical look at haiku and how we might improve our writing, something to contemplate in a hammock or curled up in a chair by the fire. The Contest listing has been updated to the beginning of March (March!), while Haiku Happenings notes the appointment of Richard von Sturmer as the 2020 writer-in-residence at Waikato University.