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About ashleycapes

Ashley is an Australian poet, novelist and teacher. He's currently running a casual review blog called "The Review Heap" focusing film, anime, games, books and music - and (very) occasionally other stuff too. He is the author of half a dozen poetry collections and a few novels, some published traditionally and some self-published. He also occasionally publishes other folks too.

A ‘New Junicho’ at Another Lost Shark – Open Now

Greetings Snailers and wanderers alike! Just letting you know that Graham Nunn is hosting a ‘New Junicho’ at his blog, Another Lost Shark, and has opened submissions – all are welcome – so jump over and submit a verse! (There … Continue reading


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Breath by Sandra Simpson

I recently received some fantastic news – Sandra Simpson’s collection of haiku breath has just been released! For details other then the hints I’ve taken from Sandra’s site below, just click on the link above breath is the realisation of … Continue reading

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Year of the Rabbit – A Winter Junicho

Our Winter Junicho is finally complete! (or very damn close) Have a look here A new Renku will open up in the near year. Check out the Schedule page to see who’s already signed up and add your name!

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2011’s Fourth Renku is Up Soon!

Keep an eye on the site, a new renku is about to begin. Led by the wonderful NZ poet Sandra Simpson (many of you will know her and her work from haiku and renku circles) it’s going to be a … Continue reading

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Cities of Green Leaves Ginko no Kukai

Poetry Park – Phalen Lake As a blogger inspired initiative to honor the spirit and sacrifices of the people in Japan’s stricken Tohoku region, we are pleased to announce Cities of Green Leaves Ginko-no-Kukai May 14 and 15, 2011 We … Continue reading

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A New Style of Junicho

At the link provided is information on a new style of Junicho that I have been working on with John Carley. Thanks to his most excellent input, it’s ready to trial and we’d love to do so here. John will … Continue reading

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Ocean Hearted Flood Relief Project

Hi Snailers. Things are so far beyond tough in Queensland (Australia) at the moment that it’s terrifying, but I wanted to alert your attention to something Queensland poet and fellow Snailer Graham Nunn is doing at his site, the Ocean … Continue reading

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Call for Renkujin – The Snail Reopens

After a long hiatus, I thought I’d overhaul the Snail’s site and open up a new renku for the new year! So, please express your interest here, look around if you’re new to renku, and keep in mind that renku … Continue reading

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Issa’s Snail is a collaborative poetry site open to those interested in the composition of renku (or renga) – which is, of course, linked verse by multiple authors. April 2011 will mark the beginning of our 3rd year as a … Continue reading

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