Heike Gewi, DE;
Jacek Margolak, PL; Karen O'Leary, US;
Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR
January / February 2011 Poem the Picture
Baldwin Moore, US
Write a poem in any form for this
Picture. Send your entry to
PoemThisPicture@poetrywriting.org by February 24, 2011.
The winning poem will be published in the next issue of
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Contest News &
Sketchbook November / December 2010 "winter clouds" Kukai Results
November / December 2010 "first
snow" Haiku Thread
Results of November / December 2010
Poem This Picture - Contest
The following XXX poets
from XX countries contributed XX poems to this
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Sketchbook Global CorrespondentsCorrespondents:
John Tiong Chunghoo, Malaysia
Sally Evans, Scotland
Jan Oskar Hansen, Portugal
Bob Lucky, Hangzhou, China
Rita Odeh, Israel
E. E. Sule, Nigeria
Correspondents will be featured from month to
Announcing the January / February 28, 2011 "XXX" Kukai
/ February 28, 2011 Kukai theme is
Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. XXX. Use the exact words
"XXX" in the haiku. No more
than a total of three haiku may be submitted. Haiku
submitted to the kukai should not be work shopped, appear
on-line in forums, or in print.
Saturday, January 01, 2011 – Thursday, February 17, 2011 Midnight.
February 18, 2011 - Thursday, February 24, 2011,
The results will
be published in the Monday, February 28, 2011
Sketchbook 6-1 Results of the January /
February 28, 2011 "XXX" 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kukai must be previously unpublished; they must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
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.
January / February 2011 "XX" Haiku Thread
The theme of
the January /
haiku thread will be anything to do with the "XX" in either the southern and / or northern
hemispheres. It is not necessary to use the words
post an unlimited number of haiku to the
"XX" Haiku Thread.
Line: JanFeb, 2011 "XX" haiku thread.
Midnight Thursday, February 24, 2011
All Haiku received
will be posted daily on-line at
January / February 2011 "XX" Haiku Thread.
Sketchbook editors will select their
Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in
the Monday, February 28, 2011 Sketchbook.
Sketchbook Special Features
November / December,
2010: Vol. 5, No. 6
Featuring Sketchbook Poets
Sketchbook II Poets
Featuring childwriter's sketchbook Poets:
Karen O'Leary, US; Brian Strand, UK
Black Book: Lauren Byrnes, US
Index for November / December 31, Vol . 5, No. 6
- M Sketchbook
- Z Sketchbook
State Poet Laureate Information
Betty Kaplan, US
Vasile Moldovan, RO
Brian Strand, UK—
Verse: Joseph Farley, US; Bernard Gieske, US; G. David
Sandra Marytres, IN
XX individuals from
countries participated. We plan to continue this effort!
So . . . Please send your poems and prayers to:
Let US Pray
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Iolanda Scripca, US
Üzeyir Lokman Çayci, FR
Contributing Editor Doug
Contributing Editor Helen
September / October 2010 "winter clouds" Kukai Results
Read the "winter clouds"
These poets fromXX countries contributed
XX haiku to the "winter clouds" Kukai:
Editor's Choice "first snow" Haiku Thread
November / December 31, 2010 Haiku Thread
XXX Haiku Poets from
XXX countries composed
XXX haiku to celebrate the winter season represented in this Thread.
From the Editor's Chair
Karina Klesko, US and John Daleiden, US