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2013 THF Fundraiser Release: THF Interview: Beverley George

Today’s new release is an interview with haiku and tanka poet, editor, publisher and organizer Beverley George, filmed in New Zealand at the Aotearoa Haiku Festival in 2012.

Beverley won the W.B. Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia and New Zealand in 2004 and 2005, the Vera Newsom Poetry Prize 2005 and the Society of Women Writers (NSW) Prize 2006. From 2000-2006 she was the producer and editor of the magazine, Yellow Moon, which enjoyed an international reputation and readership. In 2006, she founded Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal, the first journal in Australia dedicated entirely to tanka and of which she is the editor. She served as OPresident of the Australian Haiku Society 2006-2010, and currently edits Windfall:Australian Haiku.

And we offer another new month of Per Diem poems. December’s guest editor is Michael McClintock, who brings us the mysteries of the holy high places, the mountains.

The Haiku Foundation would like to thank Beverley George for her participation in the THF Interview Series. We would also like to thank Stella Pierides, Project Manager of the Per Diem feature, and all our Per Diem editors.

Please consider making a donation to The Haiku Foundation during our Fundraising Drive, November 28 – December 6. During this time only, every dollar you contribute is matched by an anonymous patron. Your money goes twice as far, and helps the Foundation continue its important work. Thank you.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Even with the tiger stripes this was an enchanting interview with a passionate poet. It was with the excellent and varied Yellow Moon, when I was very new to these genres, that my admiration for Beverley’s approach to all things poetic was captured… and to hear her eloquence in her very own voice is a very special treat. Thanks to Beverley and Jim for arranging this.

  2. Good to hear Beverley talking about her approach to haiku, and fascinating to hear about the ‘haiku post boxes’ in Japan. 🙂

    – Lorin

  3. Wonderful interview… I appreciate Beverley’s very interesting narrative of the women haiku poets she met along her haiku journey. I have long promised my daughter Nina a trip to Australia; perhaps one day Beverley and I will meet there.

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