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Have you all got your entries ready for the NZ Poetry Society Haiku Contest? The senior section is being judged by Elaine Riddell of Hamilton so here's wishing her good reading a bit further down the track - and good luck to all those entering. More power to your pens over the coming weeks!
The Contest listings have been updated and there's a new My Favourite Haiku, this time from Carlos Colon (Haiku Elvis), a lively and interesting selection. The article for the month is by Ray Rasmussen who introduces us to the travel journal (and the haibun) of Kobayashi Issa which he says, for his money, are on a par with Basho.
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