Announcing the March / April 30, 2012 "swing" Kukai


The March / April 30, 2012 Kukai is "swing" (furakoko) See The Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 269. Use the exact words "swing(s)"  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

"swing" kukai

Submissions: Thursday, March 01, 2012 – Thursday April 19, 2012 Midnight.
Voting: Friday, April 20, 2012 - Friday, April 27, 2012 Midnight.

The results will be published in the Monday, April 30, 2012 Sketchbook 7-2 "swing" 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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be  previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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.

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