Certainly there are other important qualities of haiku poetry. • The space between observer and whatever is being observed reduces to a minimum; intellectual thoughts should not intervene Each issue has a theme and haiku must be “relevant to Australia”. FreeXpresSion: Published m… The name of the journal was suggested by their first President, James Kirkup, as a tribute to the British haiku scholar R H Blyth. All submissions should be original work, not previously published or under consideration elsewhere. • Sensitivity to language, rhythm and structure should be evident All these things apply, turn and turn about, to related forms appearing in Blithe Spirit, haibun and tanka, etc. I hope you enjoy my selection from his anthology. //-->. Ian tells me he is photophobic, so instead here is the image of indigotyger. I hope you … Annual membership of the British Haiku Society (standard subscription in UK £27, £22 concessionary — airmail to Europe £30; rest of the world £38) includes four issues of Blithe Spirit (cover-dated March, June, September, December) and a regular newsletter (The Brief) advertising world-wide events and competitions amongst other things. Membership runs from January to December. • Sophisticated cleverness is to be avoided Please DO NOT SHARE work accepted for publication in Blithe Spirit until the journal has been published. W lutowym wydaniu Blithe Spirit vol. Blithe Spirit, our journal, is a Quarterly, with the cover dates of February, May, August and November to some extent reflecting the season just ended, i.e. Philip Rowland In a letter published in the Journal of the British Haiku Society, Blithe Spirit, in December 1998, Annie Bachini makes an interestingly provocative statement, amounting to a claim: “For myself,” she says, “I haven’t seen any examples of avant- garde haiku in English.” • A present moment is represented by simple words on the page Shamrock, the online … Tuesday - Sunday For those preferring to submit by post, please send a covering note and a stamped self-addressed envelope or one IRC if you wish for a reply. Blithe Spirit only accepts submissions from BHS members, however, members do not have an automatic right to publication. In closing I want to express my appreciation to the authors of these fine poems that help to show the way into haiku's mystical landscape, James W Hackett, 12 Nov 1991 Kurz danach setzten sich auch einige unabhängige Haiku-Magazine durch. Each issue usually consists of 80 pages, with original poems covering the gamut of haikai genres, a diversity of articles about the writing and appreciation of haiku and related forms, book reviews, letters to the editor, features and announcement of the winner of the Museum of Haiku Literature Award (£50) for the haiku chosen as best from the previous issue. Blithe Spirit is the quarterly journal of the British Haiku Society, with the cover dates of February, May, August and November to some extent reflecting the season just ended. Creatrix: Published 4 times a year online. • References to modern phenomena such as computers and social/political events are perfectly acceptable provided a personal agenda is not overt. com • A haiku often subtly shifts direction by a managed juxtaposition of two things InIreland, twenty issues of Haiku Spirit edited by Jim Norton were published between 1995 and 2000. The poems cover the period 1997 – 2020 and most have been previously published in quality haiku magazines: Blithe Spirit, Presence, Snapshot Press, Shamrock Haiku Journal. //--> From its inception the British Haiku Society has always maintained certain key principles in line with traditional haiku values. Submit: Full details from the website (scroll down). This is not a sine qua non checklist; the recommendations need to be internalised so that they inform haiku production in an other-than-conscious kind of way. Each issue usually consists of around 80 pages, with original poems covering the gamut of haikai genres, a diversity of articles about the writing and appreciation of haiku and related forms, book reviews, letters to the editor, features and announcement of the winner of the Museum of Haiku Literature Award (£50) for the haiku chosen as best from the previous issue. The address for postal submissions will be provided in the members’ newsletter the brief sent to the membership. Stay in the loop, sign up for email updatesabout new items, events and competitions, Southbank Centre, London • The reader should feel a presence in place and seasonal flux The contest was reinstated this year, and honouring two outstanding members of the Society, was named The Ken and Noragh Jones Haibun Award.. Submit: Full details from the website. I plan to discuss them all in "The Way of Haiku," an in-process essay hope to share with the readers of Blithe Spirit. • The use of simple, unsophisticated images comes without explanation These can be expressed thus: a haiku should derive from spontaneous, concrete, personal experience in a certain moment of heightened awareness; when putting such an experience into words regards should be had for a certain mellifluity – a haiku should flow easily – a careful choice of words should aim for what Martin Lucas called ‘poetic spell’. They do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The British Haiku Society. In March 2018 I judged the British Haiku Society’s Haibun Contest (and announced it here in a brief post ). Please have a look at this exciting piece of history – one of the first issues of Blithe Spirit from January 1992: All views expressed on The British Haiku Society website are the views of the authors and contributors. the February issue contains a section of winter haiku… Royal Festival Hall (Level 5), Southbank Centre, LondonOpen Tuesday - Sunday from 11am to 8pm. Here are some suggested guidelines: Im Jahr 1990 wurde die British Haiku Society gegründet und wurde sofort eine leistungsfähige Kraft, mit monatlichen Treffen, jährlichen Konferenzen und zudem ihrem eigenen Journal Blithe Spirit. the February issue contains a section of winter haiku, etc. Ian tells me he is photophobic, so instead here is the image of indigotyger. Have one haiku included in the annual Members’ Anthology. • A haiku creates a space for the reader to make their own sense and have their own feelings 28, no.1 również moje haiku :) : zapomniany sad pnie jabłoni otula przedwieczorna mgła forgotten orchard apple tree's trunks swathed in … • Some implied human resonance in juxtaposition to natural events makes a haiku have some more universal relevance Poetry Journal cover art, and Alan Summers haiku shortlisted for the Museum of Haiku Literature Award, British Haiku Society, Blithe Spirit; and appearances in Haiku Society of America journal Frogpond, Asahi Shimbun, and Presence magazine It's a wonderful experience for a poet to be published in journals that produce both fine editing, selection of poems, and striking cover art.