the Showcase Haiku Haijin (SHH)
Sketchbook Writers and Artists and Readers:
A note from Karina.
you may know, as a woman I love to create new things. In
addition to my Global Correspondents, the Little Black Book,
Contributing Editors and Childwriter's Sketchbook, which
were my last creations to the Sketchbook, I
have a new one,
I will scout out each Sketchbook Issue for
haiku to Showcase. These haiku will be chosen by rigid
not set a limit to how many haiku will be selected for the
that will be determined and vary each issue depending upon
the haiku submitted and selected for the issue. While our
thread is themed and our kukai has a kigo, the
will not be restricted to a topic. However, each Showcase
Haiku must have a kigo / season word in the season of the
publication they are submitting to. Showcase Haiku Haijin is
only for Haiku, no other genres. Later we will add Tanka as
a separate showcase.
Haijin may send up to five haiku for each bi-monthly issue:
February, April, June, August, October, and December. Haiku
entered in the
be previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped;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.
deadline is 20, October, 2011 for the September/October 31,
Any autumn kigo may be selected.
Subject line: SHH and your name
a Reference from which your Autumn kigo word was chosen; for
Autumn Kigo: "morning dew"--autumn season/climate: The
Haiku Handbook. William J. Higginson, p. 277.
Autumn Kigo: "quail"--autum season / animals: The Five
Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words: on-line @
Kigo: "harvest time"--autumn season/humanity: World
The World Kigo Datebase also maintains a list
of regional Kigo. Other saijiki sources may also be used;
just be specific.
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/ August Sketchbook issue will not be
published until September 30, 2011 due to the high volume of
submissions and tributes.
to submit your poems to the Found Poem Contest to be
elegible for the 1st. prize of $50.00 or 2nd
prize of $ 25.00.
Deadline is December 1,
Found Poems to :
Line: Found Poem Contest plus Poet’s Name
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“autumn leaves” Kukai:
Enter by October 20, 2011:
“cemetery” Haiku Thread:
Enter by October 26, 2011;
Submissions are open for the September / October 31, 2011Sketchbook.
Submit by October 20, 2021.
Karina Klesko, Sketchbook