Read the Editors
Choice "precious stones" Haiku selected by editors Karina
John Daleiden, and Guest
March / April 30, 2012 "pond life" Haiku Thread: read the full
children ages 7 - 20 can participate in the Haiku Scene:
On-going and 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!
January / February 29,
2012 issue contains a
diversity of poetry forms: Eastern Genre: Ghazal, Haiku,
Renhai, Sijo, Tanka; Western Genre: Cameo Poem,
Cinquain, Ekphrastic Poetry, Epigram, Experimental--Hymn Style,
Fibonacci, Found Poetry, Free Verse, Lanterne, Rondelet,
Shadorma, Sonnet, Tetracyts, Unmetered Rhyming Couplets, Yugen
For the March /
April 22012 issue, editor Karina Klesko continues the
Let US Pray
feature. The Sketchbook 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". Make your contribution to Let
Us Pray in the March / April 22012 issue.
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
Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, India, United Kingdom (England);
Please continue to
send your poems and prayers to:
Seward has selected
for the January /
February 29, 2012
Sketchbook; the Renhai authors include:
Gillena Cox, TT; John Daleiden, US;
Heike Gewi, DE / TE; Walter Mathois AT; Zhanna P. Rader, US;
Vaughn Seward, 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 in the
January / February 29, 2012 issue:
The Gallery by Emily Romano, US. Norman J. Olson, US
contributes these features:
Day Trip to Miami ~ Four Sketches;
from Biltmore to furniture to today;
Art ~ Four Drawings: A Trip to North Carolina: January 13, 2012;
Art Gallery. Iolanda Scripca contributes a
Photo Art Gallery.
The winners of the January /
February 29, 2012
Poem Picture Contest
are . . . Keith A. Simmonds, TT;
Milena Mršić, Croatia;
the entire series of thirty-three poems.
The March / April 30, 2012
Poem the Picture Contest is now open; Write a poem in
any form for the Picture. Send your entry to
PoemThisPicture@poetrywriting.org The winning poem
will be published in the next issue of
Click here to see a full sized image of the contest picture.
for submission is
Midnight, Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
The Book Fair features two books:
Andrea Cecon, US:
Ten Little Haibuns
Sunil Uniyal, IN: The Target Is Behind The Sky.
Also, recently published by Sketchbook writers:
Judi Suni Hall and Don Hall: The Gingezel Series
Contributing Editor, Helen Bar-Lev,
IL features Poems and an
Interview with Stanley H. Barkan.
Contributing Editor, Doug Holder, US
features an interview with
Gloria Mindock: A Somerville Poet with an Eastern European
Contributing Editor, Jeff Spahr-Summers,
aka ZZBaggins features Poetry and Art by
J.A. Spahr-Summers, and
Cindy Stell, Sandhya Tiwari,
The Poetry Victims—Vol.
8, Issue 4.
Read Jeff Spahr-Summer's
Not Quite so Personal
and Irregular Diary.
The editors call your attention to
the following deadline dates posted in the
Announcements Index: January / April 2012
on the Contents page.
is now open for March / April 30, 2012 submissions. The
submission deadline for this issue is April 20, 2012. For
Kukai and Haiku Thread deadlines see the information above.
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 John Daleiden