A Journal for Eastern & Western Short Forms

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Dec 1-3
Jan 2-1
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Shanna Baldwin Moore


February Haiga

Shanna Baldwin Moore, Doris Kasson


February 28, 2007: Vol. 2, No. 2



Global Correspondents

Connecting to Trinidad

Gillena Cox—A Haibun: Choc'late


Connecting to Nigeria

E. E. Sule— ASCAFS: Stimulating Artistic Skills in Adolescents


Connecting to Scotland

Sally Evans—Report from Callander, Central Scotland


Connecting to Israel

Pearl N. Edelson—Celebrating Tu B’Shevat


Helen Bar-Lev, Israel
Rita Odeh, Palestine

Various Correspondents will be featured from month to month.


Read the poems by genre

Cinqku, Cinquain, Crystalline, Fibonacci, Free Verse, HaibunHaiku, Kyoka, Light Verse, Sedoka, Shan-zi, Sijo, Tanka, Tetractys


Sketchbook is an E-Journal for  TheOutlawPoets  
and The Poetrybridge writers

Submission deadline: 20th of each month

 Send to:

Subject: Submission + Name


Announcing March 2007 Kukai

For the March 2007 Kukai submit one to three HAIKU on the topic of Green;  use the word Green as a kigo.

Subject: March Green kukai

Submissions: March 1 – 20 midnight
Voting: March 21- 26 midnight

The results will be published in the March 31, 2007 Sketchbook.


Announcing the March 2007 Haiku Thread

For March 2007 the theme of the monthly haiku thread is lucky terms or charms such as a rabbit's foot, an arrowhead, a 3 leaf clover etc.

Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku
to the thread at The OutlawPoets

The editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication on March 31, 2007 Sketchbook.




Special Features


Sue Mill, Betty Kaplan, Max Verhart, Penelope Greenwell—Renga: Waiting for Thelma


Max Verhart and Betty Kaplan—Rengay: Early Riser, Valley of the Dead

Carrie Ann Marie Thunell and an'ya—Rengay: The Brass Tea Kettle

Karina Klesko and Vaughn Seward—Rengay:
Sounds and Rhythm of Africa


Karina Klesko and Cristian Mocanu—Mondo with Tanka response

John Daleiden and Terra Martin—Mondo: Sea and Shell

Haiga Renku

Gillena Cox—Haiga: Jouvert—A Renku


Ginka Biliarska—Haiga: Totem I, II, III: haiku for Kim Hambric's quilts

Ed Baker—Haiga: Rainy Night, Full Moon, Orchid 1, Orchid 2

Jeffrey Woodward—Haiga: Snowman, Clamshell, Dead Letter, Morning Glory

**Special Feature**

Ashes and Snow

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Book Fair

Featured book of the Month:

Presence of Mind

Jim Kacian

    The Art of Haiku, Gerald England, ed.
     Spirit Harvest, Trish Shields
     unfinished book, Deborah P. Kolodji
     Flowers of Life,  Brian Strand
     Shorthand of the Heart, Brian Strand
     Poiema: Ekphrasis poems, Brian Strand
     Things Just Come Through,  Ed Baker
     Cobweb, Cristian Mocanu
     Watching the Buds of Dream, Rita Odeh
     The Language of Sparrows, Andreas Gripp
     Like Darwin Among the Gods, Andreas Gripp
     Presence of Mind, Jim Kacian
     Oklahoma Heat, Marc Thompson
(C)opyright Sign, Daniela Bullas
      Animals are Nature's Poetry, Helen Bar-Lev
      San Francisco Blues, A. D. Winans
      whispers from hell, A. D. Winans
Rustle of Bamboo Leaves, Victor P. Gendrano
       Coast Lines, Trish Shields and Katherine Gordon


The OutlawPoets II

Obituary: John BryanAlternative Press Publisher Passes

A. D. Winans—6 Free Verse Poems,
2 Valentine's Poems: For Lady Lynne, I Remember Still

F. N. Wright—Solitude & Loneliness,
                       Memories of Mattoon,
                       Mardi Gras: Fat Tuesday,
                       True Love

Shanna Baldwin Moore—A Venice Photo Collage--1959-1960.

Gypsy James—Seminal Hipsters Driftin' On A Riff

Jeffrey Woodward—A Haibun: Hotel Metropole


Editor's Monthly Haiku Choice

You Be the Judge!

Read the "Love" haiku


 2007 February WINTER AILMENT Kukai

  First Place:
      Karina Klesko

  Second Place:
        Karina Klesko

  Third Place:
       Jennie Townsend, Jeffrey Woodward



From The Editor's Desks

Karina Klesko

John Daleiden


A Writer's Handbook

The Fold: An Experimental Short Form, Gillena Cox

What Is A Sedoka, John Daleiden

What Is A Mondo, John Daleiden