The "wedding /
bride" Choice Haiku selected by editors John Daleiden ~
Guest Bernard Gieske's
Choices ~ Wedding Threads.
.Announcing the June
2012 "vegetable(s)" Haiku Thread: read the
full guidelines here.
The May / June 2012 issue
contains a diversity of poetry forms: Eastern Genre;
Haiku; Haibun; Renhai; Senryu; Tanka and Tanka Prose. Western
Genre: Cinquain; Dectina Refrain; Experimental
Poetry;Fibonacci; Found Poems; Free Verse, and Yugen.
For the May /
June 2012 issue, editor Karina Klesko continues the
Let US Pray
feature. The 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. In the May / June 2012
poets from five countries are Featured in Let Us Pray:
Anderson, AU; Danica
Gillena Cox, TT;
Elizabeth Howard, US; Dubravko Korbus, Croatia; Štefanija Ludvig, CR;
Vladimir Ludvig, CR; Sandra Martyres, IN; Karen
O'Leary, US; Brian Strand, UK; Australia, Croatia,
India, Trinidad and Tobago, United
The next Let Us
Pray Closes on: July
continue to send your
poems and prayers to:
Yachimoto, JP features Installment 9 in her series
Hisajo’s in the light of English Haikai Movement Installment
Editor Vaughn Seward has selected
for the May / June 2012
John Daleiden. 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
May / June 2012
Travel Essays: Gridlocked in Vegas
Las Vegas to LAX in a Convertible
J. Olson, US;
Photo Gallery ~ Pacific Ocean in my hear
Iolanda Scripca, US.
The winners of the
May / June2012
Poem Picture Contest:
1st Place ~ Chitra Rajappa, IN
2nd Place ~
Marion Clarke, Ireland
3rd Place ~Bernard
Read the entire PTP series of twenty-six poems.
The July / August 2012
the Picture Contest is now open; Write a poem in any form for
the Picture. Send your entry to
winning poem will be published in the next issue of
Click here to see a full sized image of the
The deadline for
submission is Midnight,
Saturday, August 23, 2012.
Contributing Editor, Helen Bar-Lev,
IL features an
Contributing Editor, Doug
Holder, US reports his
Interview with Poet Amaranth Borsuk.
Contributing Editor, Jeff
Spahr-Summers, aka ZZBaggins features
Poetry and Art by
J.A. Spahr-Summers, and
Cindy Stell, Sandhya Tiwari,
Martin, Marcie Riel in
The Poetry Victims—Vol.
8, Issue 4 and his
thoughts in a
Not Quite so Personal
and Irregular Diary.
The editors call
your attention to the following deadline dates posted in the
on the Contents page.
is now open for July / August 2012: Issue 43 submissions. The
submission deadline for this issue is August 20, 2012.
For Kukai and Haiku Thread deadlines see the information
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