Announcing September / October 2010 "autumn wind" Kukai
/ October 2010
Kukai theme is
Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 277.
Use the exact words
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.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 – Thursday, October 21, 2010
Voting: Friday, October 22, 2010 - Saturday, October 29,
The results will
be published in the Sunday, October 31, 2010
Sketchbook 5-5 Results of the September /
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previously unpublished; they must not be workshopped; they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.