106th WHA Haiga and 11th Int. Kukai

Kuniharu Shimizu presents these authors and their works in his 106th WHA Haiga Contest: Christa Beau, Elke Bonacker, Simone K. Busch, Cezar F. Ciobica, Beate ConradIoana Dinescu, Heike GewiSilvia Kempen, Ramona Linke, Helga Stania, and Heike Stehr.

The following writers took part in the 11th International Kukai in number of appearance: Horst Ludwig, and Bernhard Kopf. We also find Stella Pierides and Linda Hofke here, who live in Germany and write in English, Ralf Bröker and Cezar F.Ciobîca

In 2009 John Knight wrote about German Haiku and his way to listen. By the way he shows a freeclimbing use of umlaute.


Hashimoto's and McMurray's choice

Haiku from Ramona Linke and Heike Stehr have been preseted by Isamu Hashimoto in The Mainichi on 21st and 13rd of this month.

David McMurray selected haiku from Valeria Barouch, Beate Conrad, Bernhard Kopf, and Ralf Bröker for Asahi Haikuist Network.

Issue 13.1 of tinyword saw Dietmar Tauchner on 18th.

A view into the past of German haiku: Jane Reichhold's "Those Women Writing Haiku in Europe: Haiku in Germany". This report connects to the collection of haiku we presented in HFGT on 2/12/2013. The copyright says, this web page is from 1986; the youngest source comes from 1990.

PS: Some authors have been mentioned in our HFGT-news, but did not appear yet in our HFGT-portrait. If you are one of these, just mail to haikufromgermantongues (at) freenet (dot) de and send your three published haiku in English. Please add a short biography and up to two links leading to your blog, homepage, or member-side.


Haiku, Haiga and Haibun

Simply haiku presents a haiga and a haibun, the both from Beate Conrad.

Gerd Börner's haiku appear twice in the World Haiku Review 12/12: in Shintai and in Vanguard.

The 12th and the 13th Haiku meeting of the Meguro International Haiku Circle (moderator: Catherine Urquhart) have been opened with haiku from Simone K. Busch.

As far as I see, it was about 20 years ago that Jane Reichhold translated some Dutch and German haiku into English. I found the following German Tongues: Flandrina von Salis, Imma von Bodmershof, Margret Buerschaper, Sabine Sommerkamp, Ilse Hensel, Ingrid Grunsky, Ilse von Heywolff-Kullmann, Saskia Ishikawa-Franke, Lia Frank, Marianne Junghans, Lili Keller-Strittmatter, Gerda Adelheid Kirmse, Hildegard Loth. Jane Reichhold also tells about a Swiss painter: Conrad Meili, who had published haiku in Japanese magazines and illustrated many haiku of German speaking origin. Some of the authors named here have been mentioned by Klaus-Dieter Wirth in his essay "Haiku life in Germany - historical background and present situation", written in 2007.