Haiku Bob is in town from Sweden to launch his two books of haiku (Dec 16)

Haiku Bob book covers


G’day Knackery,


After nearly 20 years of plugging away, I have finally landed a publisher who has just produced my first major collections of haiku. And the Almanackery is invited to the launch!


On Friday 16th December, I will be launching not one but TWO books of haiku. One of the books, Down to the Wire, is a collection of footy haiku drawn almost exclusively from the match reports I have shared with The Footy Almanac community over the past eight or so years. I owe a lot to the Almanac, in particular to John Harms, for giving footy haiku a home, and I’d love to see some of you at the launch.


Click on the link https://www.facebook.com/events/1131833570244122/

or see below for details.


Hope to see you there!


Haiku Bob




Come and celebrate the launch of Rob Scott’s first major collections of haiku and senryu.


Rob will be launching two books, Out of Nowhere – a collection of haiku and senryu, and Down to the Wire – a compilation of his popular footy haiku, both published by Red Moon Press, one of the leading publishers of haiku in the world.


Reviews of Out of Nowhere,


“glowing, insightful, superbly concise short-form writing”

– Matt Hetherington


“immediately striking and resonant…..these haiku will be enjoyed over and over again”

– Lorin Ford


Reviews of Down to the Wire,


“Rob Scott knows what it is to love footy, to love the Collingwood Football Club, and to keep it all in perspective.”

– John Harms


“Scott’s international reputation will only be enhanced by the publication of this exciting new book about the game he clearly loves. This book will appeal to fans, players, and poets alike.”

– Myron Lysenko


Rob will read extracts from both books, and there will be music and refreshments.


When: Friday 16th December, 6.30pm

Where: The Grumpy Swimmer Bookshop, 110 Ormond Rd, Elwood.





About rob scott

Rob Scott (aka Haiku Bob) is a peripatetic haiku poet who calls Victoria Park home. He writes haiku in between teaching whisky and drinking English, or something like that.


  1. Love that bookshop.

    Congrats on the book… Cricket permitting I will come by.

    Well done

  2. G’day HB. Outstanding effort. Great to see that your pearls are going into print. Would love to come to the launch but not certain that Friday. Good luck with it if I can’t make it.

  3. Kate – Thanks! Hope you can make it.
    Dips – Thanks and no worries!


  4. Hi & congratulations HB

    Will try to make it, have to do a shift swap – so will try to arrange

    Jim K from FPS

  5. Congratulations.
    Like Jim, and others, a fan:
    of magpies and You.

    Suggested further reading:
    One Hundred Great Books in Haiku, by David Bader (Penguin, 2005).

    I thought I may have
    needed to have read them all.
    Cognisance enuf.

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