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, 6 April 2019

Haiku Workshop by Julia Wakefield for Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group



 Nine people attended the haiku workshop on 6 April in The Box Factory, Adelaide.

The workshop commenced at 12.30. To begin, Julia asked participants to select a card with a visual stimulus for writing a haiku. We were expected to work on composing a haiku through the afternoon for presentation at the end of the workshop.

Julia distributed a handout outlining the basic principles of haiku with traditional rules and technical requirements, followed by many haiku examples, both traditional and modern.

Julia started by telling us why she writes haiku and still finds it an exciting challenge, then spoke about the guidelines for haiku writing.

Participants each found a haiku from the worksheets to comment on and share with the group, then performed various exercises, such as completing the last line of a haiku when the first two were given and rearranging the structure of a given haiku example into one, two or three lines. There was much discussion about the merit of examples and what they meant to each participant.

The workshop continued after a short break for refreshments with a look at various view of haiku by such authors as Penny Harter and Martin Lucas.

To finish the session participants presented the haiku they had composed for the postcards. There was a good deal of discussion about these haiku and how they might be structurally improved.

Julia will organize a follow up email workshop for participants.

The workshop concluded at 2.45 pm.


Lynette Arden



Saturday, 23 February 2019

An Introduction to Haiku: Workshop by Julia Wakefield


Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group Presents

An introduction to Haiku


haiku
what are they
why we write them


Saturday 6 April, from 12.30 – 2.30 pm
Box Factory 
59 Regent St Adelaide.

Cost: $8



The haiku is an ancient Japanese poetry form, but it is as relevant today as it has always been. Western poets have adopted and adapted the form to suit contemporary tastes, and the fact that the form continues to evolve in Japan is, paradoxically, entirely in keeping with tradition. 

Bindii member Julia Wakefield will give a brief introduction to the combined complexity and simplicity of the haiku form. After a short break, there will be a series of group exercises that focus on composing haiku. 


Refreshments provided.

To book, contact Julia at Julia.wakefield@gmail.com or call 0433975590

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Bindii Meeting 2nd Feb 2019



Our first meeting for 2019 had two attendees Lynette Arden and Maeve Archibald
The activity chosen by Lynette proved very successful in stimulating ideas for writing haiku.
We took it in turn to choose a haiku at random from the book haiku mind by Patricia Donegan.
Each haiku was written up on the board and we discussed it.
We read the commentary on the poem from the book and considered what it was that we got from the poem.
We then used the haiku as a spur for our own writing, taking whatever it had evoked as our guide.
This varied between themes, styles, subject matter, and or emotional impact.
We discussed and commentated on each other’s work.  Each of us were able to produce 2-3 haiku poems that we found quite satisfying.
The chief value in this exercise was the variety of different haiku gave a variety of stimuli perhaps providing a new field from which we could each draw.

Maeve Archibald


Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Next Meeting of Bindii will be on 2 February 2019

The next meeting of Bindii is scheduled for Saturday, 2 February 2019. If you are not a regular attendee at meetings or wishing to come for the first time, please contact haikubindii@gmail.com
for details before attending a meeting.