A Journal for Eastern & Western Short Forms

Cover Art

Karina Klesko, editor and John Daleiden, editor



















Links to issues:





A  — M


N  — Z






Haiku Thread



Where Do We Come From, Where Do We Go

Saul Bernstein, US



an'ya, Ed Baker, Pris Campbell, Karina Klesko,
Ryan Morris, Shanna Baldwin Moore,
 Shanna Baldwin Moore and Zahnna P Rader


October 31, 2007: Vol. 2, No. 4



Global Correspondents


a Kevin Ryan photo

Connecting to Malaysia

Dutch Week In Malacca

by John Tiong Chunghoo


Connecting to India

The 9th World Haiku Festival

Kala Ramesh


Connecting to Scotland

Report from Callander, Central Scotland- Autumn

by Sally Evans



John Tiong Chunghoo, Malaysia
Gillena Cox, Trinidad
Sally Evans, Scotland
Helen Bar-Lev, Israel
Cristian Mocanu, Romania  
Rita Odeh, Palestine
Kala Ramesh, India
E. E. Sule, Nigeria

Various Correspondents will be featured from month to month.


Read the poems by genre

Cinqku, Cinquain Crystalline, Fibonacci, Free Verse, Ghazal,  Haibun, Haiku, Kyoka, Lanterne, Light Verse, Mondo, Pantoum Rondeau, Sedoka, Shan-zi, Sijo, Sonnet, Stella Renga, Senryu, Tanka,  Tetractys, Triolet


Sketchbook is an E-Journal for 
Eastern and Western Short Forms

Submission deadline: 20th of each month

Sketchbook will be published on the last day of each month twelve times a year

 Send to:

Subject: Submission + Name



Announcing November 2007 Kukai

For the November 2007 Kukai submit one to three HAIKU using one of the following kigo: “winter night”, “first frost”, “frosty night”, or “snow”.  The exact kigo words must be used in the haiku.  No more than a total of three haiku may be submitted:

our first kiss
on a winter night

 john daleiden

Subject: November 2007 kigo “___ ____”

Submissions: November 01, 2007 - November 25, 2007 Midnight.

Voting: December 01, 2007 – Sunday, December 23, 2007 Midnight.

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


Announcing November 2007 Haiku Thread

Fit For Feasting

For November 2007 the theme of the monthly haiku thread is food. Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the food  thread.

Subject Line: November food haiku thread.
Deadline: Midnight Sunday, November 25, 2007

FOOD!!!! holiday food...vegetarian food, be creative!  Think ethnic foods. Perhaps readers will get good ideas for November and December Holiday snacks.

Haiku received will be posted on-line at:
November 2007 FOOD haiku thread

the red-tailed squirrel
plants a Spring garden

walnut harvest

j. daleiden

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the November 30, 2007 Sketchbook.


The contents of Sketchbook are protected
by Copyright © 2007



Sketchbook Special Features
October 2007, Vol. 2, No. 4


Hortensia Anderson, Marlene Buitelaar, Angelika Bygott, John Daleiden, John Davey, Billie Dee, Michele Harvey, Vidur Jyoti, Benita Kape, Betty Kaplan, Karina Klesko, Shanna Baldwin Moore, Yvonne Myers, Zhanna P. Rader, Vaughn Seward, Sprite, Lynne Steele, Ron Moss, Cindy Tebo, Max Verhart, Ella Wagemakers

Read the Rengay Poems



Gillena Cox—Today's Rainbow



Betty Kaplan—The Pantry, An Ordinary Day

John Daleiden—Along The Way


Tanka Triad

Sheila Windsor, Cindy Tebo, Karina KleskoA Snake Skin In The Canoe



Tanka Series

Karina Klesko and Cindy Tebo—Pick-Up_Sticks, No Quarters For Candles

Yuri Runov, Karina Klesko, Cindy TeboPlace Where Names Are Lost

Maria Steyn and Marjorie BuettnerThe Fragrance of Sunlight


Wayne Ray—Shashin-Kaku Haiku


Triolet Project

Hortensia Anderson, Bryan Bridges, John Daleiden, Betty Kaplan, Karina Klesko, Craig Tigerman, Triolet Rengay

Karina Klesko and Craig Tigerman—Devil's Grass: A Triolet - Rengay

Karina Klesko and Betty Kaplan—Mama's Waterford Vase: A Triolet - Rengay



Ed  Baker

The City

1 cover, 2 Title Page, 3 Dedication, 4 Text, 5 Text, 6 Text, 7 Text, 8 Text, 9 Text, 10 Text, 11 Text, 12 Text14 Colophon, 15 Blank, 16 Notes, 17 Letter / Envelope



Poems by Lyn Lifshin



A Tribute to Marcel Marceau



Cat Poems

Cat Haiku,

Bryan Bridges—Ruling the Roost


The Photography of Kevin Ryan




The Little Black Book

Ed Baker, Karina Klesko


Little Black Book Guidelines


Global Connections

Julia Baird, the half-sister of John Lennon, visits Durness, Scotland, during the Northern Lights John Lennon Festival to promote her book, Imagine This: Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon, reports Global Correspondent Sally Evans.


The OutlawPoets II

A. D. Winans

PoemsHospital Poem, The Man You Don't Want To See, For Bernie, Audience Of One, I Saw The Best Minds Of My Generation

A Native Poet Retraces His San Francisco Youth

A. D. Winans on Jack Micheline

F. N. Wright

Mattoon Memories (Continued) Chapter 5-6

Two PoemsA Poem for John Fante, The Kingston Trio

In Memory of Richard Brautigan

James Ryan MorrisLady Day Collage


Co-Editors Sketchbook II: October  2007
Shanna Baldwin Moore
F. N. Wright


Editor's October Haiku Choice

Karina's Choices

John's Choices

Read the Autumn Colors Haiku



 2007 October Kukai

"cold night" or "night chill"

Join the fun and vote in the kukai on these haiku. Every reader is invited to  vote.

Read the "night chill" or "cold night" kukai


From The Editor's Desks

Karina Klesko

John Daleiden



A Writer's Handbook

Karina Klesko—Triolet - Rengay: The Form: West Meets East

Karina Klesko—Tanka Triad: A Snake Skin In The Canoe



Cover Art

Kevin Ryan—Graffitti



Book Fair

Featured Book of the Month:


Book Cover Here


Featured Title


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
Phaneros, A Selection of Lanternes, 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
Fire Pearls, M. Kei, editor
Heron Sea: Short Poems of the Chesapeake Bay, M. Kei
































































































































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