Announcing the May / June 30, 2012 "cloud" Kukai

The May / June 30, 2012 Kukai is "cloud peaks" / "billowing clouds" (kumo no mine) ~ Astronomy. See The Haiku Handbook, William J. Higginson, p. 272. Use the exact words "cloud peaks" or "billowing clouds" 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

Subject: cloud kukai

Submissions: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 – Monday June 18, 2012 Midnight.
Voting: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Monday, June 25, 2012 Midnight.

The results will be published in the Saturday, June 30, 2012 Sketchbook 7-3 ~ 42 "cloud" 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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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 anonymity. 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 anonymous 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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