Online internet courses by With Words

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Highly Commended and Commended Summer Haiku Competition 2015 Entrants



Summer 2014 Red Kite over Buckinghamshire skies by Alan Summers

The Highly Commended and Commended Summer Haiku Competition 2015 Entrants


Highly Commended (6 haiku)

Chad Lee Robinson 
USA

Caroline Gill 
England

Meik Blöttenberger
USA

Julie Warther
USA

Carole Harrison
New South Wale, Australia


Commended (8 haiku)

George Dorsty
USA

Chad Lee Robinson
USA

Ernest Berry
New Zealand

Michele L. Harvey
USA

Helen Buckingham
England

Paul Chambers
Wales

Neal Whitman
USA


The With Words Summer Haiku Competition 2015 Prize-winning entries



The With Words Haiku Book of Summer 


The original details about The With Words Summer Haiku Competition 2015
Red Kite flying over tractor mowing Buckinghamshire fields, making hay by Alan Summers 2014

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Results: Prize-winning entries for The With Words Summer Haiku Competition 2015


The With Words Summer Haiku Competition 2015 Prize-winning entries


Results

Joint 1st Prize


starry night
the Ferris wheel’s engine
softly idling

Chad Lee Robinson
USA


dry thunder
a freight train crosses
the drought

Jan Dobb
Australia


2nd Prize
   
Punch and Judy–
his grip
tightens

Helen Buckingham
England


The With Words Summer Haiku Prize for Unpublished Work

a long line
at the ice cream stand
cracked asphalt

Neal Whitman
USA


The competition allowed for both previously published haiku as well as unpublished work.

For Highly Commended and Commended haiku:
http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/the-highly-commended-and-commended.html

Details about The With Words Summer Haiku Competition 2015
http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/the-with-words-summer-competition-2014_14.html
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Monday, February 09, 2015

With Words online internet (long distance) courses in haiku, tanka, and shahai (photography course with haiku and tanka)



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Are you paying for a With Words course?  

You can pay by debit or credit card from any country.  You do not need a PayPal account.

We have our regular monthly online courses:

Haiku £70

Tanka £70

And our new course of photography with haiku or tanka:

Shahai (Haiku or Tanka with Photography) £150

Select a Paypal button for the course you would like to participate in, and click Buy Now.

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Select your Country, and click onto it, and then allow the screen to do its thing so you now have your country appear.

Type your card number (the long one)

Click onto the card image that matches the card you want to use

And the rest is self-explanatory.

Thanks for selecting courses by With Words, we all have an amazing time every month!

Please email Karen at: karen@withwords.org.uk if you would like to know more about these named courses, and our other courses from tailored one-to-one courses, or special courses on haibun, and tanka prose, to name but two.

warmest regards,

Karen

Friday, January 23, 2015

Shahai - combining your haiku & your photography (online course)

Early Bird rate extended to February 8th
£140/US$220 if paying by February 8th).
For more information and booking, on this and other forthcoming With Words courses, please email: karen@withwords.org.uk



Shahai - 
combining your haiku & photography
(an online internet course)

The online course starts March 1st, and finishes 1st week of May 2015

Cost:  £150/US$235 
(early bird £140/US$220 if paying by February 8th).


Shahai, sometimes referred to as "photo-haiga" are a modern twist on the Japanese tradition of combining haiku with artwork. 

Because many haiku writers already enjoy photography as part of their creative expression, shahai is an intensively creative and exciting form to explore. Participants may choose to submit either haiku or tanka as the written element of their artworks.


The feedback received during the course includes:
in-depth feedback on the haiku/tanka element from 
Alan Summers (Japan Times award-winning writer and lead tutor in Japanese poetry forms).
constructive, friendly, inclusive and professional critique on photography from Penney Ellis (Photographer, Artist, and Photography Tutor): http://www.photo-sensitive.co.uk

Class size:  5+

Cost:  £150/US$235 
(early bird £140/US$220 if paying by February 8th).

FURTHER INFORMATION/CONTACT:
For more information and booking, on this and other forthcoming With Words courses, please email: karen@withwords.org.uk.

Thank you for your interest.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Happy New Year’s Eve to everyone, and 2015!





Happy New Year’s Eve to everyone!

Wishing you all 
an amazing 2015 fellow humans, and all living creatures!




Kirkstone Pass
a sheepdog gathers
its part of the world

Publication Credit: Muttering Thunder vol. 1, 2014

Kirkstone Pass:




hard frost-
the snail-hammerings
of a song thrush

Publication Credit: Muttering Thunder vol. 1, 2014




after rain midnight dreams a hedgehog

Publication Credit:   brass bell: a haiku journal
curated by Zee Zahava (Monday, September 1, 2014)




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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone! Christmas and Winter haiku

























Verse by Alan Summers
Artword by Dave Alderslade







Winter bonus
the mailman buys
a hot toddy

Publication Credit:   Asahi Shimbun (December 2014)





how does this swan
         sleep like a diamond
     frosted moon

Publication Credit:   Frozen Butterfly (October 2014)





heat and sunlight
a child starts building
snow castles

Publication Credit: Derafsh-e Mehr Issue#4 Winter & Spring 2014





falling clouds
the snow gathering
bits of moon

Publication Credit:   hedgerow: a journal of small poems (Issue 1, September 2014)





snowing
through the blizzard
particles of me

Publications credits:  
The Haiku Calendar 2012 (Snapshot Press); The Humours of Haiku (Iron Press 2012); The In-Between Season (With Words Haiku Pamphlet Series 2012); Cornell University, Mann Library (March 2013); Per Diem Archive: D. Wentworth April 2014, "Transcendence" 

Award credits: 
Winner, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2011 (Snapshot Press)





slowing
the french train passes
trees with mistletoe

Publications credits: Blithe Spirit vol.19  no. 1 (2009)





woodfire
flickering in the silence
corralled horses

Publications credits: Modern Haiku vol. xxvi  no. 3 (1995); Moonlighting  (Intimations Pamphlet Series BHS Profile, 1996); sundog haiku journal: an australian year  (sunfast press 1997 reprinted 1998); California State Library - 1997; First Australian Haiku online Anthology (1999); First Australian Anthology (Paper Wasp 2000); haiku dreaming australia the best haiku & senryu relevant in and to australia (Australia 2006); The Crow Walk haibun (HAIKU HIKE, World Walks, Crossover UK 'Renewability' project 2006)); Stepping Stones:  a way into haiku  (British Haiku Society 2007); Mann Library, Cornell University Daily Haiku (March 2013)




winter timetable-
the late train leaves behind
half a school trip

Publications credits: Blithe Spirit  vol 17 no. 1 (2007)




snow flurry
a child thrusts his anorak
into it

Publications credits: Simply Haiku vol. 1 no. 3 (2003)





field of snow
the horses
back to back

Publications credits: Blithe Spirit vol. 19 no. 1 (2009); Haiku Friends Vol. 3 (Japan 2009)




hot sandwiches
the railing spikes collect
children's gloves

Publications credits: 
Presence 41 (2010) ISSN 1366-5367; Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)

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