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Contest News: Results &
May / June
2012 "cloud(s)" Kukai Results
May / June 2012
"wedding / bride" Haiku Thread
Sketchbook May / June
2012 SHH Contest No. 3 Results ~ Summer
May / June
This Picture - Contest Results
The Winners are...
The following xxx poets from xx countries contributed
xxx poems to this contest.
July / August
31, 2012 Poem the Picture
Baldwin Moore, US
Write a poem in any form for this
PoemThisPicture@poetrywriting.org is the place to send your
entry by Midnight, Thursday, July
23, 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: July / August 31, 2012 Poem
This Picture Contest.
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xxx 2012 Newsletter
by Aju Mukhopadhyay
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 July / August 31, 2012 "xxx" Kukai
July / August 31,
2012 Kukai is
"xxx". See The
Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. xxx. 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.
Subject: xxx kukai
Friday, June 01, 2012 – Sunday August 19, 2012 Midnight.
Monday, August 20, 2012 - Sunday, June 26, 2012 Midnight.
The results will
be published in the Friday, August 31, 2012
Sketchbook 7-3 ~ 42 "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kukai must be previously unpublished; they must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 July / August 31, 2012 "xxx" Haiku Thread
The theme of
July / August 31, 2012
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: July / August 31, 2012 "xxx"
Midnight Tuesday, July 24, 2012
All Haiku received
will be posted daily on-line at July / August 31, 2012
"xxx" Haiku Thread.
Sketchbook editors will select their
Monthly Haiku Choices from this thread for publication
in the Friday, July 31, 2012 Sketchbook.
Index to past Haiku Threads: Vol. 1, No. 1 ~ October
2006 - Current
Sketchbook Special Features
May / June 30, 2012 Sketchbook Vol. 7,
No. 3 ~ Issue 42
Featuring Sketchbook Poets—March / April 30, 2012 Sketchbook Vol. 7,
No. 3 ~ Issue 42
Featuring Sketchbook II Poets: Shanna's Beat—
Featuring childwriter's sketchbook Poets:
March / April 30, 2012 ~ Vol. 5, No. 2: Issue 17—Karin Anderson, AU; John Daleiden, US; Bernard Gieske, US; Karen O'Leary, US; Emily Romano, US
Little Black Book: May / June 30, 2012 ~ Vol. 6, No. 2—
Sketchbook Index for
May / June30,
Sketchbook Announcements Index for May / June 30, 2012:
A - M Sketchbook Biographies
N - Z Sketchbook Biographies
Poet Laureate Information;
United States Poets Laureate
and Tanka Prose:
Anderson, AU; Stella Armour, UK; Connie Bransilver, US Photographer;
John Daleiden, US; Bernard Gieske, US; Bernard Mocanu, RO; Iolanda Scripca, US
Bernard Gieske, US—
Cristian Mocanu, RO—
Iolanda Scripca, US—
Sketchbook SHH Contest 4 Announcement ~
Deadline: 20 August, 2012
Results: SHH Contest 3: Summer Kigo Haiku
SHH Contest 3
Editor, Karina Klesko
J. Olson, US
Iolanda Scripca, US
Brian Strand, UK
Contributing Editor Doug
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!
January / February 2012
"swing" Kukai Results
First Place: Bernard Giekske, US
Place: Vania Stefanova, BG
Place: Ramesh Ananad, MY
Read the "swing" Kukai Results
Congratulations to the
from fourteen countries contributed one hundred-thirty
haiku to this Kukai.
Ramesh Anand, MY Malaysia ; Ashi, DK; D; Johnny Baransky, US; Danica
Bartulović, CR; Abraham Freddy Ben-Arroyo, IL; Ralf Bröker, DE;S.E.
Buffington, US; Pris Campbell, US; John Daleiden, US; Cynthia Carlson;
Floyd Cheung, US; Cezar Ciobîcă, RO; Carlos Colon; Magdalena Dale, RO;
Tracy Davidson, UK; Robert Davey, UK; Daniel de Culla, ES US; Angele
Ellis, US; Terri L. French, US; Bernard Gieske, US; Judith Gorgone, US;
Michele L. Harvey, US; Hubert Edgar Hix, US; Linda Hofke, DE; Cara
Holman, US; Vladislav Hristov, BG; Alegria Imperial, CA;Harvey Jenkins,
CA; Anisoara Jordache, RO; Robert Kania, PL; Yamadori Komodori, US;
Catherine J.S. Lee, US; Tomislav Maretić CR; Sandra Martyres, IN;
Cristian Mocanu, RO; Susan Murata, US; Rita Odeh, IL; Stella Pierides,
DE / UK; Valli Poole, AU; Maria Santomauro, US; Alex Serban, RO; Keith
A. Simmonds, TT; Brian Strand, UK; Vania Stefanova, BG; Diana Teneva,
BG; Sasa Vazic, RS; Chrtine L. Ville, US
Editor's Choice "pond life" Haiku Thread
Karina's Choices ~ Check Back!
John's Choices ~
Pond Sights, Sounds and Seasons
Guest Bernard Gieske's
Night and Day – What A Difference they Make
Read the January / February 2012
"pond life" Haiku Thread
from fifteen countries have contributed two hundred eighty-eight haiku to the
March / April 30, 2012 "pond life"
Participants: Jax Aemilias, UK; Ramesh
Anand, MY; Karin Anderson, AU; Stella Armour, UK; Danica Bartulović, CR;
Margaret Beverland, NZ; Willie R. Bongcaron, PH; Ralf Bröker, DE; John
Byrne, Ireland; Patricia Carragon, US; Cezar F. Ciobîcă, RO; Marion Clarke, IE; John Daleiden,
US; Robert Davey, UK;Tracy Davidson, UK; Smajil Durmiševic, BA; Bernard
Gieske, US; Cara Holman, US; Alegria Imperial, CA; Anisoara Iordache,
RO; Harvey Jenkins, CA; Munia Khan, BD; Evica Kraljić, CR; Chen-ou Liu,
CA; Tonka Lovric, CR; Stefanija Ludvig, CR; Vladimir Ludvig, CR;
Tomislav Maretic, CR; Sandra Martyres, IN; Malvina Mileta, CR; Karen
O'Leary, US; Pravat Kumar Padhy, IN; Asim Kumar Paul, IN; Marija
Pogorilić, CR; Vera Primorac, CR; Chitra Rajappa, IN;
Djurdja Vukelic Rozic, CR;
Alex Serban, RO; Radhey Shiam, IN; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Vania
Rachel Sutcliffe, UK; Diana
Teneva, BG; Maria Tirenescu, RO; Angie Werren, US; Neal Whitman, US
Australia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Germany, India, Ireland, Malaysia, New
Zealand, Philippines, Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, United
Kingdom, United States
From the Editor's Chairs
Karina Klesko, US and John Daleiden, US