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Karina Klesko, US

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Pris Campbell, US; Maire Morrissey-Cummins, IE; John Daleiden, US; Heike Gewi, DE/YE; Don Hall, CA; Judi Suni Hall, CA; Karina Klesko, US; Walter Mathois, AT; Shanna Baldwin Moore, US; Karen O'Leary, US; Emily Romano, US; Cynthia Rowe, AU; Stjepan Rozic, CR; Geoff Sanderson, UK; Sherry Steiner, US; Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO; Christine L. Villa, US; Walter Mathois, AT

 


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Tatiana Kosach, Illustrator ~ Ten Little Haibuns by Andrea Cecon

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Contest News & Announcements

Sketchbook Jan / Feb, 2012 "waters of spring" Kukai Results

Sketchbook Jan / Feb, 2012 "precious stones" Haiku Thread

Sketchbook Jan / Feb, 2012 Poem This Picture - Contest Results

The Winners are...

  1st Place  Senyru: No. 9 ~ Keith A. Simmonds, Trinidad and Tobago

  2nd Place  Haiku: No. 19 ~ Ljudmila Milena Mršić, Croatia

 3rd Place   Free Verse: No. 23 ~ Harvey Jenkins, Canada

The following twenty-eight poets from eleven  countries contributed thirty-three poems to this contest.

Paticipants: Karin Anderson, AU; Danica Bartulović, CR; Marg Beverland, NZ; John Byrne, IE; Gillena Cox, TT; Bernard Gieske, US; Jan Oskar Hansen, PT ;  Harvey Jenkins, CA; Štefanija Ludvig, CR; Vladimir Ludvig, CR; Sandra Martyres, IN; Tracy McPherson, US; Malvina Mileta, CR; Ljudmila Milena Mršić, CR; Tomas O'Leary, US; Asim Kumar Paul, IN; Deryn Pittar, NZ; Emily Romano, US; Djurdja Vukelic Rozic, CR; Iolanda Scripca, US; Radhey Shiam, IN; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Sherry Steiner, US; Vania Stefanova, BG; Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO; Barbara A Taylor, AU; Jari Thymian, US; Christine L. Villa, US

Countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Croatia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, United States
 

 


March / April 30, 2012 Poem the Picture Contest

Shanna Baldwin Moore, US

Write a poem in any form for this Picture. PoemThisPicture@poetrywriting.org is the place to send your entry by Midnight, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The winning poem will be featured in the next issue of Sketchbook along with all entries. Click here to see a full sized image: March / April 2012 Poem This Picture Contest.
 

 

 


Global Correspondents
 


Connecting to Israel

Snow and Voices Activities

by Helen-Bar Lev

Johnmichael Simon and Helen Bar-Lev invite you to visit their website; poetry, short stories, artwork, contest, publishing and more. Cyclamens and Swords Publishing. www.cyclamensandswords.com

Cyclamens and Swords Februuary 2012 Newsletter
Cyclamens and Swords Publishing March 2012 Newsletter
Cyclamens and Swords Publishing April 2012 Newsletter
 

 

 

Sketchbook Global Correspondents

Correspondents:

John Tiong Chunghoo, Malaysia
Gillena Cox, Trinidad
Sally Evans, Scotland
Jan Oskar Hansen, Portugal
Helen Bar-Lev, Israel
Bob Lucky, Hangzhou, China
Martin Lochner, ZA
Cristian Mocanu, Romania  
Aju Mukhopadhyay, India
Rita Odeh, Israel
Kala Ramesh, India
E. E. Sule, Nigeria
Alegria Imperial, Canada

Various Correspondents will be featured from month to month.

 

 


Announcing the March / April 30, 2012 "swing" Kukai

The March / April 30, 2012 Kukai is "swing" (furakoko) See The Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 269. Use the exact words "swing(s)"  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.

Haiku

Author, Country

To: kukaieditor@poetrywriting.org
Subject:
"swing" kukai

Submissions: Thursday, March 01, 2012 – Thursday April 19, 2012 Midnight.
Voting: Friday, April 20, 2012 - Friday, April 27, 2012 Midnight.

The results will be published in the Monday, April 30, 2012 Sketchbook 7-2 "swing" 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 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.

Index to past Kukai: Vol. 1, No. 1 ~ October 2006 - Current
 

 


Announcing the March / April 30, 2012 "pond life" Haiku Thread

The theme of the March / April 30, 2012 haiku thread will be anything to do with "pond life" of any kind in the northern or southern hemisphere.  It is not necessary to use the word pond or life.

Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the "pond life" Haiku Thread.

Subject Line: Mar / Apr 30, 2012 "pond life"
Haiku Thread
To: haikuthreadeditor@poetrywriting.org

Deadline: Midnight Thursday, April 26, 2012

Haiku

Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at  Mar / Apr 30, 2012 "pond life" Haiku Thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choices from this thread for publication in the Monday, April 30, 2012 Sketchbook.

Index to past Haiku Threads: Vol. 1, No. 1 ~ October 2006 - Current
 

 


Sketchbook is an E-Journal for 
Eastern and Western Short Verse Forms

In 2012 Sketchbook will be published on the last day of each month bi-monthly:  February, April, June, August, October, and December.

Submission deadline: 20th of each publishing month six times a year.

Read the complete submission guidelines
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sketchbook Special Features

January / February 2012 Sketchbook Vol. 7, No. 1: Issue 40


Workshop Feature

foundpoetrystudio
 

 


Poetry Genres
 

Featuring Sketchbook Poets

Featuring Sketchbook II Poets: Shanna's Beat: Tracy McPherson, US; Shanna Baldwin Moore, US; James Ryan Morris, US; Tony Scibella, US; Joyce Watkins, US; Ben Wesling, US

Featuring childwriter's sketchbook Poets: Vol. 5, No. 1: January / February 29, 2012Karin Anderson, AU; Bernard Gieske, US; Karen O'Leary, US

Sketchbook Index for January / February 29, 2012

Announcements Index: January / February 29, 2012

A - M  Sketchbook Biographies

N - Z  Sketchbook Biographies

State Poet Laureate Information; United States Poets Laureate

Eastern Genre

Ghazal: Sunil Uniyal, IN

Haiku: Valeria Simonova-Cecon, IT; Marion Clarke, IE; Maire Morrissey-Cummins, IE; Nelly Dobrinova, BG; Jay Friedenberg, US; Elizabeth Howard, US; Chen-ou Liu, CA

Renhai: Gillena Cox, TT; John Daleiden, US; Heike Gewi, DE / TE; Walter Mathois AT; Zhanna P. Rader, US; Vaughn Seward, CA

Sijo: Reason A. Poteet, US

Tanka: Elizabeth Howard, US; Chen-ou Liu, CA
 

Western Genre

Cameo Poem: Sandra Martyres, IN

Cinquain: Dan Hardison, US; Karen O'Leary, US

Ekphrastic:  Karin Anderson, AU; John Daleiden, US; Bernard Gieske, US; Iolanda Scripca, US; Jan Theuninck, BE

Epigram: Jan Oskar Hansen, PT

Experimental Forms: Brian Strand, UK

Fibonacci: Karen O'Leary, US; Deryn Pittar, NZ

Found Poem: Neal Whitman, US

Free Verse: Helen Bar-Lev, IL; Stanley H. Barkan, US; Christopher Barnes, UK; Paul Curtiss, US; Joseph Farley, US; Jan Oskar Hansen, PT; Štefanija Ludvig, CR; Gloria Mindock, US; Norman J. Olson, US; Asim Kumar Paul, IN; Sherry Steiner, US; Joyce Watkins, US

Lanterne: Karen O'Leary, US

Rondelet: John Daleiden, US; Sandra Martyres, IN

Shadorma: Jan Oskar Hansen, PT

Sonnet: Jenny Gordon, US

Tetracyts:  Karen O'Leary, US

Unmetered Rhyming Couplets: Munia Khan, BD

Yugen: John Daleiden, US; Vania Stefanova, BG
 

 

 


Feature

Haves; North of Cotton Wood

Lyn Lifshin, US

 

 


Feature

Free to enter Kids-Count-For-Earthday-Haiku Webfest

The 2012 Kids Count for Earthday Haiku Webfest is in association with The Haiku Society of America; With Words (UK); Sketchbook: A Journal for Eastern and Western Short Forms (USA); and Planetpals (Worldwide). Partnering together with the planet to bring positive messages about your world.


Read all the details here!
 

 

 


Feature

Sketchbook SHH Contest 2 Announcement

Deadline: 20 April, 2012
 

 


Featured E-Books

Gingezel 1: The Limit and Gingezel 2: Bad to Worse

by Judi Suni Hall and Don Hall
 

 


Feature

Read Let US Pray

Participants in the January / February 2012  Let Us Pray Feature

Ten poets from six countries are Featured in Let Us Pray

Poets participating: Karin Anderson, AU; Danica Bartulović, CR; Joseph Farley, US; Štefanija Ludvig, CR; Sandra Martyres, IN; Karen O'Leary, US; Emily Romano, US; Brian Strand, UK; Vania Stefanova, BG; Sunil Uniyal, IN

Countries: Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, India, United Kingdom (England); United States

 


Art Feature

by Emily Romano, US

The Gallery
 

 

 


Featured Art Photography

Photo Art Gallery

by Iolanda Scripca, US
 

 


Experimental Poetry Forms

Brian Strand, UK
 

 

 


Contributing Editor Helen Bar-Lev

 


Contributing Editor Jeff Sphar-Summers

The Poetry VictimsVol. 8, Issue 4

Contributing Editor, Jeff Spahr-Summers, aka ZZBaggins features Poetry and Art by Heather Lenz, J.A. Spahr-Summers, and Cindy Stell, Sandhya Tiwari, Sarah Martin, Marcie Riel.

Read ZZ BagginsNot Quite so Personal and Irregular Diary
 

 


Featured Books

Judi Suni Hall and Don Hall: The Gingezel Series

Gingezel 1: The Limit and Gingezel 2: Bad to Worse
 

 

 


January / February 2012
"waters of spring" Kukai Results
 

    First Place:  Chitra Rajappa, IN

    Second Place: Vladislav Hristov, BG

    Third Place: Karina Klekso, US

Read the "waters of spring" Kukai Results

Congratulations to the "waters of spring" Kukai winners

Participants

Thirty-two poets from fifteen countries contributed seventy-six haiku.

Ramesh Anand, MY; Danica Bartulovic, CR; Ralf Bröker, DE; John Byrne, IE; Cezar F. Ciobica, RO; Gillena Cox, TT; John Daleiden, US; Mavis Gulliver, Scotland; Vladislav Histov, BG; Bernard Gieske, US; Cara Holman, US; Harvey Jenkins, CA; Munia Khan, BD; Karina Klesko, US; Ramona Linke, DE; Sandra Martyres, IN; Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO; Stella Pierides, DE / UK; Chitra Rajappa, IN; Emily Romano, US; Janak Sapkota, NP; Radhey Shiam, IN; Keith A Simmonds, TT; Brian Strand, UK; Sherry Steiner, US; Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO; Irena Szewczyk, PL; Jari Thymian, US; Christine L. Villa, US; Neal Whitman, US; Juliet Wilson, UK

Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Nepal, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States
 

 


Editor's Choice "precious stones" Haiku Thread

John's Choices ~ Touchstone Perspectives

Guest Bernard Gieske's Choices ~ Haiku Gems of Meaning

Read the January / February 2012 "precious stones"  Haiku Thread

The following forty-three poets from fifteen countries have contributed two hundred and sixteen poems to the January / February 2012 "precious stones" Haiku Thread.

Participants: Ramesh Anand, MY; Karin Anderson, AU; Margaret Beverland, AU; Ralf Bröker, DE; Johnn Byrne, IE; Marion Clarke, IE;  Gillena Cox, TT; Máire Morrissey-Cummins, IE; John Daleiden, US; Tracy Davidson, UK; Smajil Durmisevic, BA; Bernard Gieske, US; Mavis Gulliver, Scotland; Judi Suni Hall, CA; Alegria Imperial CA; Harvey Jenkins, CA; Munia Khan, BD; Irena Kraljević, CR; Chen-ou Liu, CA; Vladimir Ludvig, CR; Sandra Martyres IN;  Duško Matas, CR; Malvina Mileta, CR;  Ljudmila Milena Mršić, CR; Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO; Karen O'Leary, US; P K Padhy, IN; Stella Pierides, DE / UK; Marija Pogorilić, CR; Chitra Rajappa, IN; Emily Romano, US; Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR; Keith A. Simmonds TT; Vania Stefanova, BG; Sherry Steiner, US; Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO; Rachel Sutcliffe, UK; Irena Szewczyk, PL; Maria Tirenescu, RO; Christine L. Villa, US; Angie Werren, US; Neal Whitman, US; Juliet Wilson, UK

Countries:  Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States
 

 


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Karina Klesko, US and John Daleiden, US
 

 

 

 

 

 


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