Sketchbook SHH Contest 2
Hello Sketchbook Haijin:
A note from Karina Klesko, Editor Announcing the
Sketchbook, SHH Contest 2!
For “Showcase Haiku Haijin”, SHH! I will scout out each
Sketchbook Issue for haiku to Showcase. These
haiku will be chosen by rigid standards.
I have not set a limit to how many haiku will be selected
for the Showcase Haiku; that will be determined and vary
each issue depending upon the haiku submitted and / or
selected for the issue. While our thread is themed and our
kukai has a kigo, the Showcase 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 being
submitting. This 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 Showcase (SHH) 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previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they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.
deadline is 20, April, 2012 for the March / April, 30, 2012
issue. Any spring kigo
referenced in an on-line sijiki or a print sijiki may be
Subject line: SHH Contest 2 and your name
Deadline: 20 April 22012
Include a detailed Reference from which each of your Spring
kigo words were chosen;
1) Spring Kigo: "white fish"—spring animals: The
Haiku Handbook. William J. Higginson, p. 270.
2) Spring Kigo: "avalanche”
The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words:
Kigo: "forget-me-not": Plant:
Yuki Teikei Haiku Society
Kigo List with San Francisco Bay Area Regional Kigo,
This is a printed, two-sided
handout, distributed to members, and also online:
Spring Kigo: "skunk cabage"—early spring: Plant (Lysichiton
World Kigo Database—on-line:
From the World Kigo Database:
5) The World Kigo Datebase also maintains a
list of regional Kigo. Other saijiki sources may also be
used (both print and online); just be specific; be sure to
include titles, pages, categories and web links.
Failure to include a specific kigo source will result in the
return of the submission to you.
The results of
Sketchbook SHH Contest 2 will be published in
the March / April 30, 2012 issue of Sketchbook.
This will be fun! I look forward to reading your
Karina Klesko, Sketchbook editor.