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On 16 February 2024, Fullers Bookshop will turn a youthful 104 years old, and we’ve we’ve invited the editors of under the same moon, an anthology of Australian haiku, to help us celebrate.

At this Hobart launch of under the same moon, double bassist Michael Fortescue will accompany readings of contributions by Tasmanian haiku poets, exploring our particular place in the national and international haiku landscape.

More than twenty years on from the formation of the Australian Haiku Society in 2000, and the publication of the First Australian Haiku Anthology (2001), haiku in this country has continued to evolve, diversify and to extend its reach far beyond our borders.

This beautiful production by Forty South Publishing, with its delicate illustrations by Olivia Ark, is a delight to read and to hold.

“Alive with birds and frogs, suffused with the threat of bushfire and flood, these haiku sing with the uniqueness of Australian life. The skill on show is breathtaking, as distinctive individual voices lay bare moments of joy, loss, awareness and connection to inner and outer landscapes. “
Esther Ottaway, Winner, Tim Thorne Poetry Prize, Arts Tasmania Literary Awards, 2022

“As you read each haiku here in the time it takes for a frog to swim the length of a pear leaf, your senses will fizz like a rocket landing in an armchair.”
Kevin Brophy, Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne

You can purchase tickets below.

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