Announcing  July / August 2010 "new coolness"  or "lingering heat" Kukai

The July / August 2010  Kukai theme is an Early Autumn one: "new coolness" (shinryoosee 500 Essential Japanese Season Words*) or "lingering heat"  (summerzansho)–seeThe Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 276**.

Use the exact words "new coolness"  or "lingering heat" 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.


Author, Country

Subject: July/August 2010 kukai

Submissions: Saturday, July 01, 2010 – Saturday, August 21, 2010 Midnight.

Voting: Sunday, August 22 - Saturday, August 28, 2010, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Sketchbook 5-4: Results of the July / August 2010 "new coolness"  or "lingering heat" Kukai

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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be  previously unpublished; they must not be workshopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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 disqualified.

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.


Haiku Resources for Kigo:

*The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words, Kris Young Kondo and William J. Higginson.

**The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku. William J. Higginson with Penny Harter. New York: Kodansha International. 1985. (Available at most bookstores and on line).










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