Announcing March / April 2010 "spring rain" Kukai
March / April 2010
Kukai theme is
"spring rain". Use the exact words
in the haiku. No more
than a total of three haiku may be submitted. Haiku
submitted to the kukai should not be workshopped, appear
on-line in forums, or in print.
Monday, March 01, 2010 – Saturday, April 17, 2010 Midnight.
April 18 - Sunday April 25, 2010,
The results will
be published in the Friday, April 30, 2010
Letters to the
Sketchbook editors and discussions on
various forums indicate that some assumptions about a
kukai must be spelled out. From now on (April 1, 2008),
Haiku entered in the Sketchbook
kukai must be previously unpublished; they must
not be workshopped; they must not appear on any list,
forum, group, blog, or in print. In short, if the haiku
has appeared on the internet or in print we consider it
to have been published. The voting in a kukai is
anonymous and publication anywhere voids anonyminity.
Any haiku found to be previously published will be
A kukai is a peered
review poetry contest. A haiku Topic is assigned by the
editor. An 'anonymized' list of submitted haiku is then
distributed to all participating poets and they are
invited to vote. Votes are returned to the editor who
tallies the votes and publishes the haiku for the
participants, this time with names and points revealed.