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Karen O'Leary, US; Cynthia Rowe, AU
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Sketchbook Global CorrespondentsCorrespondents:
John Tiong Chunghoo, Malaysia
Sally Evans, Scotland
Jan Oskar Hansen, Portugal
Bob Lucky, Hangzhou, China
Rita Odeh, Israel
E. E. Sule, Nigeria
Alegria Imperial, Canada
Correspondents will be featured from month to
Sketchbook is an
Eastern and Western Short Verse
In 2012 Sketchbook
will be published on the last day of each month bi-monthly:
February, April, June, August, October, and December.
20th of each publishing month six times a year.
Submissions are open to the general
Subject: Submission + Genre(s) + Author
Announcing the September / October 31, 2012-44 "xxx" Kukai
September / October 31,
2012 Kukai is
sources. Use the exact words
"xxx" 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.
Satday, August 01, 2012 – Thurday, October 18, 2012 Midnight.
Friday, October 19, 2012 - Friday, October 26, 2012 Midnight.
your submission and your votes with your name and country of residence.
The results will
be published in the Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sketchbook 7-5: 44
"xxx" 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kukai must be previously unpublished; they must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 anonymity.
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 anonymous 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 -
Announcing the September / October 31, 2012-44 "xxx" Haiku Thread
The theme of
September / October 31, 2012-44
haiku thread will be anything to do with "xxx"
northern or southern hemisphere. It is not
necessary to use the words "xxx" but the
concept must be obvious.
post an unlimited number of haiku to the
"xxx" Haiku Thread.
Line: September / October 31, 2012 "xxx"
Midnight Wednesday, October 24, 2012
All Haiku received
will be posted daily on-line at
September / October 31, 2012-44 "xxx" Haiku Thread
Sketchbook editors will select their
Monthly Haiku Choices from this thread for publication
in the Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Sketchbook 7-5: 44.
Index to past Haiku Threads: Vol. 1, No. 1 ~ October
2006 - Current
Sketchbook Special Features
July / August 31, 2012 Sketchbook Vol. 7,
No. 4 ~ Issue 43
Featuring Sketchbook Poets—July / August 31, 2012 Sketchbook Vol. 7,
No. 4 ~ Issue 43
Featuring Sketchbook II Poets: Shanna's Beat—
Featuring childwriter's sketchbook Poets:
July / August 31, 2012-42 ~ Vol. 5, No. 4: Issue 19—
Little Black Book: July / August 31, 2012 ~ Vol. 6, No.
Sketchbook Index for July / August 31,
Index for Year 2012
Sketchbook Announcements Index for May / June 30, 2012:
Sketchbook Announcements Index for March / April 30, 2012:
A - M Sketchbook Biographies
N - Z Sketchbook Biographies
Poet Laureate Information;
United States Poets Laureate
S. M. Abeles, US;
Robert Davey, UK;
Chen-ou Liu, CA;
Radhey Shiam, IN;
Craig W. Steele, US
Matthew Caretti, US
and Tanka Prose:
Howard, US; Chen-ou
Liu, CA; Brian Zimmer, US
Craig W. Steele, US; Brian Zimmer, US
Couplets: Emily Romano, US
Howard, US; Anisoara
Iordache, RO; Štefanija
Tracy McPherson, US;
Neal Whitman, US
Loop Poetry: Sandra Martyres, IN
Quintet: Brian Zimmer, US
Sketchbook SHH Contest 5 Announcement ~
Deadline: 20 October, 2012
Results: SHH Contest 4 ~ Autumn Kigo
SHH Contest 4 Autumn Kigo
Ballot with No Names
SHH 4 Haiku Only
Editor, Karina Klesko
Brian Strand, UK
Contributing Editor Helen
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!
July / August 2012
"reed(s)" Kukai Results
Read the "reed(s)" Kukai Results
Congratulations to the
from xx countries contributed xx
haiku to this Kukai.
Editor's Choice "vegetable(s)" Haiku ThreadJ
Karina's Choices ~
John's Choices ~
Guest Bernard Gieske's
Read the July / August 2012 "vegetable(s)" Haiku Thread
poets from xx countries have contributed xxx haiku to the
July August 31, 2012 "vegetable(s)"
From the Editor's Chairs
Karina Klesko, US and John Daleiden, US