Announcing the July / August 31, 2012 "wind
in the reeds" Kukai
July / August 31,
2012 Kukai is
in the reeds (ogi no koe,
early autumn) Lit. 'voice
of the reeds'"
Plants: in The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season
Words Selected by
Kris Young Kondo and
William J. Higginson Edited
for Renku Home on-line:
http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/500ESWd.html#AUTUMN Use the exact words
in the reeds" 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.
skirts once rustled
through these lovely rooms—
wind in the reeds
"wind in the reeds"
Sunday, July 01, 2012 – Saturday, August 18, 2012
Voting: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - Sunday,
August 26, 2012 Midnight.
your submission with your name and country of residence.
will be published in the Friday, August 31, 2012
Sketchbook 7-4: 43 "wind in the reeds" 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kukai must be previously unpublished; they must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 -