Bronwyn Mohring created this amazing ceramic work in response to Karen Peterson Butterworth’s haiku as written above. When I interviewed Bronwyn I had an idea her work would include owls and maybe box brownies but I had no idea how she was going to work them into her selected haiku. A fantastic magical response wouldn’t you … Continue reading

The opening – Sunday Nov 4

Macandrew Bay was inundated with art and poetry lovers at 5pm. According to reports, cars were lined up on the side of the road as far as the eye could see. I was so busy in the Gallery catching up with friends, selling exhibition booklets, explaining about Poems in the Waiting Room,  checking on food … Continue reading

John Holmes

John owns five presses with his favourite being the cylinder proof press he has at home – it self inks. As for favourite fonts well he likes the classical ones – Bembo, Caslon, Baskerville. He prefers serif to sans serif. All typefaces have their own idiosyncrasies, he says. Garamond has an ‘a’ which seems too small. … Continue reading

A Dunedin Day

Thursday is normally one of my days off but I owed work two hours so I popped in this morning for three – well it’s nice to have an hour up my sleeve! After leaving work I wandered along to the University Library as I remembered from an earlier conversation with John Holmes that he … Continue reading

Don’t forget

Don’t forget the poets!!! The haiku poets appeared  here early on in the project but since then the artists have taken centre stage. The haiku poets are the backbone of our project so I thought it was time we highlighted their contribution. Check out their bios over at the heading The Poets. I had hoped … Continue reading

Margaret Beverland

Margaret is co-editor of the New Zealand haiku magazine, Kokako, and Treasurer of the Katikati Haiku Pathway Focus Group. She lives with her husband and extremely spoiled German Short-haired Pointer on a kiwifruit orchard at the edge of the Tauranga Harbour. Her interest in haiku was fostered when she moved from Auckland to Katikati in … Continue reading

Owen Bullock

                                                                                                                                       Owen Bullock’s haiku have appeared … Continue reading

Karen Peterson Butterworth

Karen Peterson Butterworth grew up in Catlins, South Otago, and now lives and writes in Otaki. Winner of the 2001 BNZ/Katherine Mansfield Essay Competition, she has published three non-fiction and two poetry books and had stories and poems published in New Zealand and overseas journals and anthologies. She jointly edited (with Nola Borrell) the 2008 … Continue reading

Patricia Prime

Patricia is co-editor of the New Zealand haiku magazine, Kokako, reviews/interviews editor of Haibun Today, and writes reviews for Takahe, Gusts and Atlas Poetica, and for several Indian magazines.  She has interviewed poets and editors for Takahe and for the online magazines Haiku NewZ, Simply Haiku, Haibun Today, Stylus, and for print journals.  Patricia writes … Continue reading

Catherine Mair

Catherine has been instrumental in Katikati’s millennium project, the Haiku Pathway, envisaging the pathway as a place where people could relax and enjoy the haiku verse carved into boulders along the way. Since she began writing in the late 1980s she has been anthologised and published widely. She enjoys her many grandchildren and finds much … Continue reading