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, 5 August 2017

Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 5 August 2017

On a very cold, windy day, with a threatening storm we were pleased to welcome seven members for the haibun workshop presented by Maeve Archibald at the Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide.

The workshop commenced at 12.30.

Maeve Archibald presented a detailed workshop, starting with an exploration of the varieties of haibun being written and then suggesting various ways of approaching the construction of a haibun. Maeve accompanied this with a succession of stimulus exercises. 

Maeve has supplied a detailed description of her haibun workshop. See below the report on the meeting.

Maeve will present the second instalment of her two haibun workshops at our next meeting on 7 October. Maeve distributed a writing exercise to members and the resultant haibun will be workshopped at the October meeting.

Lynette Arden gave a vote of thanks to Maeve for her comprehensive, thought provoking workshop.

The workshop finished at 2.30 pm.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Haibun Workshop: Saturday 5 August 2017

Maeve Archibald will present a haibun workshop. Haibun are a combination of haiku and image, or tanka and image.
The workshop will run from 12.30 to 2.30.
Address: The Box Factory
59 Regent St South

For enquiries please email:

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 3 June 2017

Ten members of the Bindii group attended a tanka workshop led by Dawn Colsey and Lynette Arden at the Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide.

Lee Bentley, as chair of the meeting, welcomed the presenters at 12.30.

Some written material had been distributed to members by email prior the meeting and links to further articles are displayed on Bindii Facebook page

Several members brought in a range of journals and books containing tanka, so all could share a range of published work.

The workshop started with some thoughts on tanka styles discussed by Dawn and Lynette, with examples from both Japanese and English language writers.

Members were then invited to select a favourite tanka, from the journals that had been distributed, and write it on the whiteboard for discussion.

Friday, 12 May 2017

What Makes a Tanka Work?

The Bindii workshop on 3 June, coordinated by Dawn Colsey and Lyn Arden, will look at 'what makes a tanka work'.
Meeting time: 12.30 - 2.30 in the Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide.
Members will receive more detail by email. If you are not a member and wish to attend, please contact us on