Announcing  September / October  2010 "autumn wind" Kukai

The September / October 2010  Kukai theme is "autumn wind".  SeeThe Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 277. Use the exact words "autumn wind"  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.


Author, Country

"autumn wind" kukai

Submissions: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 – Thursday, October 21, 2010 Midnight.

Voting: Friday, October 22, 2010 - Saturday, October 29, 2010, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Sunday, October 31, 2010 Sketchbook 5-5 Results of the September / October 2010 "autumn wind" Kukai.

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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be  previously unpublished; they must not be workshopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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 anonyminity. Any haiku found to be previously published will be disqualified.

A kukai is a peered review poetry contest. A haiku Topic is assigned by the editor. An 'anonymized' 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.









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