July / August 2011 "starry night" Kukai Announcement



Announcing the July / August 31, 2011 "starry night" Kukai

The July / August 31, 2011 Kukai is "starry night"See The Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 272. Use the exact words "starry night"  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.


Author, Country

"starry night" kukai

Submissions: Friday, July 01, 2011 – Saturday, August 20, 2011 Midnight.

Voting: Sunday, August 21, 2011 - Saturday, August 27, 2011, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Sketchbook 6-3 Results of the July / August 31,, 2011 "starry night" 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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be  previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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.

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