Online internet courses by Call of the Page

Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku; tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

Please email Karen or Alan at our joint email address:
We will let you know more about these courses.

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Space Haiku Competition!

A space haiku competition for under sixteens, fantastic prizes!

Web link: At-Bristol Space Haiku competition

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All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

The new Katikati Haiku Pathway guidebook is now available.


"The new Katikati Haiku Pathway guidebook is now available. It features a complete set of the 30 poems engraved on boulders in this riverside walk in Katikati, New Zealand, among them a poem by English writer Alan Summers. The walk had its three newest additions blessed at the end of July in a ceremony conducted by local Maori."

almost lost
in the shimmer of water
several ducklings

The book also includes short author biographies, a potted history of the project and a map of the pathway.

For those ordering from the UK the cost (including P&P) in New Zealand dollars is $12 for 1, or $20 for 2.

Payment may be made through the Katikati Haiku Pathway Focus Committee's PayPal account.

Please e-mail Sandra at:
for details of the payee account, or for the cost if you wish to purchase more than 2 books.

* haiku publishing credits:

  1. "water"  (2010) haiga by Kuni  is the 2nd of the haiga eBook series. Just as "wind", this book give you full view of haiku scene in the world. Content: 75 color plates of haiga artwork for haiku poems by well known 65 haijin (poets) from around the world.
  2. See Haiku Here (kuni_san) April 13, 2009  Haiga 197
  3. Yomiuri Shimbun  October 2004
  4. Narrow Road haiku sequence Various Artists eMagazine  March 2004
  5. Haiku Pathway Katikati book ISBN 0-476-00060-2  (2003) Katikati Open-Air Art Inc.
  6. First Australian Haiku Anthology ISBN 0 9577925 9 X (2003)
  7. Raku Teapot: Haiku Book and CD pub. Raku Teapot Press 2003 in association with White Owl Publishing Book: ISBN 1-891691-03-1 CD:  ISBN 1-891691-04-X
  8. Wild Flowers, New Leaves  (2002) Ed. Susumu Takiguchi  Ami-Net International Press ISBN 1 902135 03 2
  9. Flowers on a Shoe String a collection of poetry and prose ed. Sacha Tremain in aid of ‘One to One Children’s Charity’ Institute of Physics Publishing 2002
  10. HI journal #42, Haiku International, Japan, January 2001 (trans into Japanese)
  11. January 2001
  12. Haiga site 2001
  13. Haiku Pathway,  Katikati, North Island, New Zealand            handcarved into a river boulder 2000               
  14. HI journal #42, Haiku International, Japan, January 2001 (translated into Japanese) include or not?
  15. First Australian Anthology 1999
  16. It was reprinted in the British Haiku Society Journal article "English/Japanese Haiku" by Nobuyuki Yuasa Blithe Spirit article  vol.8 no.3  ISSN 1353-3320 (September 1998)
  17. The haiku was used and translated for an article read at the Baiko Women's College, Oct. 1996 by Nobuyuki Yuasa  who is also the editor/translator of the Penguin Classics book ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches’ ISBN 0140441859                                                                 trans. into romaji by Nobuyuki Yuasa,              mizu haete  hikari ni kasumu  kogamo kana 
  18. Blithe Spirit Vol. 6 No. 1  February 1996   ISSN 1353-3320

If you would like to learn more about the pathway, please go to:
Poetry Society New Zealand

Janice's Katikati webpage with images:

The Katikati Town Web Site:
includes details of the Haiku Pathway

Katikati’s Millennium Project, The Haiku Pathway:
Katikati Mural Town: haiku park

Gerald England's blog and Katikati record:
Ackborn born, gone West: ABC Wednesday - K is for Katikati Haiku Pathway

For New Zealand, and international haiku news please check out:
New Zealand Haiku News