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.


Sunday, 5 August 2018

Report on Haiku Workshop: 4 August 2018 Meeting


Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 4 August 2018

Present: Lynette Arden, Julia Wakefield, Sara Abend-Sims, Margaret Fensom, Dawn Colsey, Maeve Archibald, Roger Higgins.

Apologies: Lee Bentley, Marilyn Linn

Haiku Workshop: Haiku: Beyond the Basics

Lynette Arden presented some ideas to extend us beyond the usual guidelines provided for writing haiku in English.
Japanese thought:
wabi sabi
1.    how it originated
2.    concepts used in haiku
Terms such as yugen and karumi (karumi as discussed by Susumu Tachiguchi (in World Haiku Review)

Martin Lucas in his essay Haiku as poetic spell: argues that haiku in the West has concentrated too much on content and must also look to the poetic element of haiku, as in the value of words and how they are used.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Haiku Beyond the Basics: Meeting of 4 August 2018

The meeting for August 2018 will start with an examination of some aspects of haiku beyond what people commonly consider the 'rules of haiku composition'. Lynette Arden will bring some material to hand out. 
Please bring some haiku examples to share and discuss. Sharing and workshop of members' Japanese genre poetry will follow the discussion.
The meeting in the Box Factory will start at 12.30 and finish at 2.30.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 2 June 2018


Members met at the Box Factory for our meeting on 2 June, with Maeve Archibald as our workshop presenter.
The meeting consisted of a series of exercises designed to stimulate ideas for writing haibun.
Maeve presented each exercise and the participants wrote, and then read what they had written.

We hope, of course, that this will result in some worthwhile haibun being developed after the meeting. So that other groups can share the workshop ideas, we have added them below this report.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

June 2018 Meeting of Bindii

At our 2 June meeting Maeve Archibald will give prompts for writing. This promises to be a most stimulating meeting for members. We will start at the usual time of 12.30 at our usual venue, The Box Factory.