Karina Klesko, US and John
October 31, 2010
The September / October 31, 2010
Sketchbook contains poems, art and features from
from twenty-three Countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil,
Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, India,
Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland,
Portugal, Republic of South Africa, Romania, Serbia, Singapore,
Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (England) (Scotland), United
States. The Editors
extend a warm welcome to all of you!
Sixteen poets make
their first Sketchbook appearance in the September
/ October 31, 2010 Issue: Tom Berman, IL: Claire Everette, UK;
Dan Hardiston, US; Vladislav Hristov, BGB; Alegria Imperial, CA;
Dina Jehvda, IL; Julie Laing, US; Thomas Lindsay, US; Martin
Lothner, ZA; Sandra Martyres, IN; Walter Mathois, Vienna;
Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO; Herbert Siegel, US; Sunil Uniyo,
IN; Urszula Wielanwoska, PL. Welcome to the Sketchbook
The September / October 31
Cover Art is
The Haiga featured on the Contents
page is from
Photoexpress: Autumn Leaves
Congratulations to the September /
October "autumn wind" Kukai
Bouwe Brouwer, NL
Ralf Bröker, DE and Cezar-Florian Ciobîcă, FR
Twenty-seven poets from ten countries contributed 70
haiku to the "autumn wind" Kukai.
Read the "autumn wind" Kukai Results
The November /
2010 Kukai is "winter clouds":
Read the details here.
Poets from fifteen countries composed one hundred and
seventy-one haiku to celebrate the fall season represented
in the "fall trees" Thread:
September / October 31, 2010 "fall trees" haiku thread
Read the Choice Haiku selected by editors
Karina Klesko and
The theme of the
November / December
2010 haiku thread
is anything to do with the "first snow" in either the
southern and / or northern hemispheres.
Read the details here.
This September /
contains a diversity of poetry forms: Eastern: Ggyohka,
Haibun, Haiku, Pantoum, Rengay, Renhai, Triolet-Rengay, Tanka,
Zuihitsu. Western: Cinquain, Couplets, Etheree, Experimental
Form--The Quaternion, Fibonacci, Free Verse, Palindrome, Pantoum,
Rhymed Quatrains, Sonnet. Western: Cinquain, Couplets, Etheree,
Experimental Forms--The Quaternion, Fibonacci, Free Verse,
Palindrome, Pantoum, Rhymed Quatrains, Sonnet.
This month, editor Karina Klesko launched a new feature:
Let US Pray. The goal is to hear from all faiths and
peoples on a Global Scale. Editor Klesko says, "The more people
who participate and read this feature, the more our hearts will
become one. Surely a heart that envelops the world can make
changes and differences in lives. We can make a difference and
wipe away all the divisions that have arisen because of
different belief systems. Let us all love and respect one
another in one accord. In September and October 2010 sixty-three
individuals from fifteen countries participated. We plan to
continue this effort! So . . .
Please send your
poems and prayers to:
Look for Eiko
Yachimoto's Chapter 7, Installlment 8 of Sugita Hisajo's
(1890-1946) haiku development in
Hisajo in the Light of
English Haikai Movement
in the next
Renhai editor Vaughn Seward has selected
for the September / October 31, 2010 Sketchbook; the
Renhai authors include:
Gillena Cox, TT; John Daleiden, US;
Heike Gewi Germany / Yemen; Toshiaki Koike, CA; Walter Mathois,
Vienna; Jerry McKenzie, CA; Vaughn Seward, CA; Janice Thomson,
Be sure to
read the notes link at the bottom of each Renhai selection; the notes
contain interesting ideas about the rehnai.
A poetry Feature:
Sunil Uniyal, IN:
Five Translations from Kabir Poems and Couplets from
vernacular Hindi (Avadhi dialect).
Art features for September / October
31, 2010: The
Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI, FR;
Photo by Iolanda Scripca;
Art drawings by Norman J. Olson.
The results of
Poem this Picture Contest is revealed: Pamela Pignataro,
the winning entry!
The November / December 31, 2010 Poem
the Picture Contest is now open; Write a poem in any form for
the Picture. Send your entry to
winning poem will be published in the next issue of
Click here to see a full sized image of the contest picture.
The deadline for
submission is December
The Book Fair features
Flecks of Blue by Maya Lyubenova.
Purchasing information about this selection is in the
Helen Bar-Lev, IL contributes
News and Travel
in her Global Correspondent Report on Israel.
Contributing Editor Doug Holder:
Poet Ifeanyi Menkiti: "What an Old Man Sees Siting Down, A Young
Man Cannot See Standing Up"
Contributing Editor, Helen Bar-Lev
Interview with Tom Berman.
The editors call
your attention to the following deadline dates posted in the
on the contents page:
is now open for September / October 2010 submissions. The
submission deadline for this issue is October 20, 2010.
For Kukai and Haiku Thread deadlines see the information
Submissions are open to the General Public. The Editors look forward to reading your poetry
and viewing your art. Please read the
Sketchbook Editors Karina Klesko and