Announcing the January / February 29, 2012 "waters
of spring" Kukai
November / December 31, 2011 Kukai is
"waters of spring". See The
Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 268. Use the exact words
"waters of spring" 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.
the sun ready to set
waters of spring
(Higginson, Haiku Handbook, p. 14).
of spring" (haru no mizu,
all spring) in
The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words:
"waters of spring"
Sunday, January 01, 2012 – Sunday, February 19, 2012 Midnight.
Monday, February 20, 2012 - Sunday, February 26, 2012, Midnight.
The results will
be published in the Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sketchbook Vol. 7 No. 1 "waters
of spring" Kukai results.
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kukai must be previously unpublished; they must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
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.
Index to past Kukai: Vol. 1, No. 1 ~ October 2006 -