Launch of Haiku Bindii

Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group launched the second issue of their Journal on 25 April 2015. Haiku Bindii Vol. 2 Willow Light was launched by poet Rob Walker.
See our Haiku Bindii page for purchase details.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 7 April 2018

Our April meeting at the Box Factory was a workshop of members’ Japanese genre poetry written in response to the challenge set last meeting of writing about animals. Other subject matter was also workshopped.  

There was a vigorous discussion of the work presented, mostly haiku, with a sprinkling of tanka/kyoka. We also explored more general principles of writing haiku.

We were pleased to welcome Jeremy Ng to his first attendance at the group.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Bindii Meeting on 7 April 2018

This meeting, to be held in our usual venue of the Box Factory, will focus on  'animal' haiku, tanka, haibun etc. etc.
It will be a general workshop of members' work. Work on other subjects will also be workshopped, as usual.
More details will be sent by Lee Bentley closer to the time. Enquiries to our email address

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 3 February 2018

For the first meeting of Bindii for 2018, Julia Wakefield and Sara Sims prepared a workshop on tanka.

Present: Maeve Archibald, Lynette Arden, Margaret Fensom, Sara Abend-Sims, Marilyn Linn, Athena Zaknic, Julia Wakefield and Sue Heinemann.

Apologies: Dawn Colsey, Lee Bentley, Belinda Broughton, and Annie Fox.

Workshop: Julia distributed written information on the basic principles of writing tanka and went through the points with the group. Some examples of tanka were then read and discussed.

Sara then provided several tanka writing stimulants to the members, and we were invited to write and share our results.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Tanka Workshop: 3 February 2018

First Bindii meeting 2018:
The meeting starts at 12.30 and runs until 2.30 pm. 

Sara Sims and Julia Wakefield will be running a Tanka workshop, consisting of a brief summary of what they have discovered in their research, followed by some exercises. Bindii members and visitors are invited to respond to weekly prompts by preparing a few of their own tanka, to be reviewed and discussed during the workshop.