Karina Klesko, US and John
March / April
The March / April 30 , 2011
Sketchbook contains poems, art and features by
from twenty-one Countries: Australia, Austria,
Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany,
India, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa,
Romania, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Yemen, United Kingdom
(England, Scotland), United States.
extend a warm welcome to all of you!
Thirteen poets make
their first Sketchbook appearance in the
March / April 30, 2011 Issue:
Ada Aharoni, IL;
Ramesh Anand, ML;
Stella Armour, UK;
Denis Emorine, FR;
Al Fogel, US;
Rohini Gupta, IN;
Evic Kraljić, CR;
Joe Massingham, AU;
Marion Alice Poirier,
Bamdev Sharma, IN;
Bamdev Sharma, IN;
Nicole Taylor, US;
Juliet Wilson, UK.
Welcome to the Sketchbook
family of writers.
The March / April 30, 2011
by Didi Menendez
is a selected portion
of a full faced portrait of Poet Pris Campbell at age 30.
here for a full sized image.
The Haiga featured on the Contents
Congratulations to the March / April
30, 2011 "flower(s)" Kukai
Sanjukta Asopa, IN
McDonald, UK (Scotland)
Ignatius Fay, CA
Twenty-two haiku poets from
ten countries contributed
haiku to the "Spring's end" Kukai.
Read the "Spring's end" Kukai Results
The May / June 30, 2011 Kukai is
Read the details here.
Poets from ten countries wrote one hundred-eighty poems for the
"flower(s)" Haiku Thread.
Read the March / April 30, 2011 "flower(s)" Haiku Thread.
Read the Choice "flower(s)" Haiku selected by editors
Karina Klesko and
Guest Editor Bernard Gieske. Announcing the May / June 2011 "vegetable(s)
Read the Details here.
This March / April
30, 2011 issue
contains a diversity of poetry forms: Eastern Genre:
Haigay, Haiku, Kyoka, Renhai, Renku, Senryu, Tanka, Tanka Prose,
and Taiga; Western Genre: Acrostic, Atom Poems, Cinquain,
Etheree, Experimental Verse--the Septimal, Fibonacci, Free
Verse, Pantoum, Quatrain, Short Short, Villanelle, Waltz Wave.
This month, editor Karina Klesko continues the 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 March / April 30 2011. Five
one country participated: Mark
Dohle, US; Joseph
Farley, US; Bernard Gieske, US; Richard Ilnicki, US; Sunney
continue to send your
poems and prayers to:
Yachimoto's Chapter 8:
Hisajo in the Light of English Haikai Movement
in the next issue of Sketchbook. Read a
review of chapters 1-7 by
Stephen Rojcewicz, US: Brought back to Life via Haiku -
the Artistry of Hisajo: A Review of “Hisajo in the Light
of English Haikai Movement” by Eiko Yachimoto.
Renhai editor Vaughn Seward has selected
for the March / April
Renhai authors include:
Gillena Cox, TT; John Daleiden, US;
Jerry McKenzie, CA; Vaughn Seward, CA; Janice Thomson, CA.
Be sure to
read the Renhai notes link at the bottom of each Renhai selection; the notes
contain interesting ideas about the rehnai.
Art features for
March / April 30,
Photo Art Gallery
from Iolanda Scripca, US; an
Art Gallery by
Norman J. Olson, US.
The winner of the
March / April 30 Poem Picture Contest
. . .
read the entire series of twelve poems.
The May / June 30, 2011 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
May / June 30, 2011 contest picture.
The deadline for
Midnight, Sunday, June 19, 2011.
The Book Fair features three books by
So I Used Gray and Other Poems by Amitava
The Tiny Pebbles by
P. K. Padhy, IN;
All The Poets Who Have Touched Me by Lyn
Contributing Editor, Helen Bar-Lev,
IL features an
Interview with Poet Ada Aharoni, IL and the
Poems of Ada Aharoni, IL.
Contributing Editor, Doug
Holder, US in
Take a Walk, offers his reflections on Alfred
Kazin's A Walker in the City as well as his
thoughts about walking through Boston and Somerville.
Contributing Editor, Jeff
Spahr-Summers, aka ZZBaggins features
The Poetry Victims—Vol.
8, Issue 2
Not Quite so Personal
and Irregular Diary.
The editors call
your attention to the following deadline dates posted in the
March / April 30, 2011
Announcements Index on the Contents page.
is now open for May / June 30, 2011 submissions. The
submission deadline for this issue is June 20, 2011.
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