Each issue has a theme and haiku must be “relevant to Australia”. Works posted by authors themselves on social media, that have not undergone an editorial process are welcome. document.write('<\/span>'); 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. All submissions should be original work, not previously published or under consideration elsewhere. document.write(''); 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. I hope you enjoy my selection from his anthology. Please DO NOT SHARE work accepted for publication in Blithe Spirit until the journal has been published. Following is the report of my choices and commentaries published in the Society’s Journal, Blithe Spirit, 28:2, May 2018. • A present moment is represented by simple words on the page Echidna Tracks: Published twice a year online, a haiku a day until the set is complete. FreeXpresSion: Published m… Our editorial policy is to encourage new writing, value a diversity of approaches to haiku, and promote excellence. 28, no.1 również moje haiku :) : zapomniany sad pnie jabłoni otula przedwieczorna mgła forgotten orchard apple tree's trunks swathed in … • The space between observer and whatever is being observed reduces to a minimum; intellectual thoughts should not intervene 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 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. Stay in the loop and register for email updates about events, competitions and all things poetry. Membership runs from January to December. Submit: Full details from the website. Kurz danach setzten sich auch einige unabhängige Haiku-Magazine durch. It should be clear that the writer has contrived to observe something which usually escapes ordinary notice, helping the reader to have a feeling of what William Carlos Williams called ‘the renovation of experience’. the February issue contains a section of winter haiku, etc. 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 In the UK, the British Haiku Society publishes Blithe Spirit, and the World Haiku Club publishes The World Haiku Review. Here are some suggested guidelines: 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. Blithe Spirit only accepts submissions from BHS members, however, members do not have an automatic right to publication. Certainly there are other important qualities of haiku poetry. • Sophisticated cleverness is to be avoided • Feelings & emotion are implied rather than expressed 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. • References to modern phenomena such as computers and social/political events are perfectly acceptable provided a personal agenda is not overt. document.write(''); • Sensitivity to language, rhythm and structure should be evident • A haiku creates a space for the reader to make their own sense and have their own feelings Please send haiku, tanka, haibun, sequences, linked forms, articles, reviews & any other enquires to the editor, Caroline Skanne: