Announcing the January / February 29, 2012 "waters of spring" Kukai




Announcing the January / February 29, 2012 "waters of spring" Kukai

The November / December 31, 2011 Kukai is "waters of spring"See The Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 268. Use the exact words "waters of spring"  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.

no bridge and
the sun ready to set
waters of spring

~Buson  (Higginson, Haiku Handbook, p. 14).

"waters of spring" (haru no mizu, all spring) in The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words: on-line:

"waters of spring" Kukai

Submissions: Sunday, January 01, 2012 – Sunday, February 19, 2012 Midnight.

Voting: Monday, February 20, 2012 - Sunday, February 26, 2012, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Sketchbook Vol. 7 No. 1 "waters of spring" 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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be  previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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 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.

Index to past Kukai: Vol. 1, No. 1 ~ October 2006 - Current









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