Announcing the July / August 31, 2012 "wind in the reeds" Kukai

The July / August 31, 2012 Kukai is "wind in the reeds (ogi no koe, early autumn) Lit. 'voice of the reeds'" Plants: in The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words Selected by Kenkichi Yamamoto Translated by Kris Young Kondo and William J. Higginson Edited for Renku Home on-line:  Use the exact words "wind in the reeds" 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.

her skirts once rustled
through these lovely rooms

wind in the reeds

John Daleiden, US

"wind in the reeds" Kukai

Submissions: Sunday, July 01, 2012 – Saturday, August 18, 2012 Midnight.
Voting: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - Sunday, August 26, 2012 Midnight.

Please sign your submission with your name and country of residence.

The results will be published in the Friday, August 31, 2012 Sketchbook 7-4: 43 "wind in the reeds" 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 From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be  previously unpublished; they must not be work shopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print.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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