Karina Klesko, US and John
July / August 2010
The July / August 2010
Sketchbook contains poems, art and features from ninty-three
writers from eighteen countries including
Bangladesh, Canada, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, India,
Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal,
Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States. The Editors
extend a warm welcome to all of you!
Nine poets make
their first Sketchbook appearance in the July /
August 2010 Issue:
William Doreski, US;
Heike Gewi, DE;
Thomas Martin, US;
Mike Scheidemann, IL;
Urszula Wielandowska, PL;
Spiros Zafris, CA. Welcome to the Sketchbook
The July / August Sketchbook
Cover Art is a
photo from Photoexpress.
The Haiga featured on the Contents
"boundry waters" by an'ya.
Congratulations to the July / August
"new coolness / lingering heat" Kukai
First Place: Terri French, US
Place: Cara Holman, US
Place: Bouwe Brower, NL
haiku poets wrote eighty-eight haiku for the
"new coolness / lingering heat"
Read the "new coolness" or "lingering heat"
The September /
2010 Kukai is "autumn wind":
Read the details here.
Twenty Haiku Poets
from nine countries contributed eighty-seven Haiku to The
July / August "fruit trees" Haiku Thread.
Read the July / August 31, 2010 "fruit" haiku thread
Read the Choice Haiku selected by editors
Karina Klesko and
The September /
theme for the Haiku Thread is anything to do with "fall
Read the details here.
This July / August
contains a diversity of poetry forms: Eastern Forms:
Haibun, Haiga, Haiku, Kyoka, Renhai, Renku: Junicho, Kasen,
Mitsumono, Senryu, Sijo, Tanka.
Western Forms: Anapestic Tetrameter; Cinquain; Double Rondel;
Etheree; Ekphrastic Poems; Experimental Poetry; Free Verse;
Minute Poem; Mixed Genre: Tetractys, Lanterne, Lune;
Palindrome; Rhymed Couplets; Song; Sonnet; Terza Rima;
Three-stress Accentual Verse; Waltz Wave Poem.
Judith Gorgone and
Alan Summers are pleased to announce the
Results of the Kids Count for Earthday Haiku Contest 2010.
The OutlawPoets are
featured in two activities in this issue:
The OutlawPoets Compose a Yotsumono Renku, and
The OutlawPoets Haiga 3
Minute Pen Painting Exercise.
Both activites were lead by
Sketchbook Editor, Karina Klesko.
Look for Eiko
Yachimoto's Chapter 7, Installlment 8 of Sugita Hisajo's
(1890-1946) haiku development in
Hisajo in the Light of
English Haikai Movement
in the next
Renhai editor Vaughn Seward has selected
for the July / August 2010 Sketchbook; the
Renhai authors include
Gillena Cox, TT; John Daleiden, US; Dr. Vidur
Jyoti, IN; Toshiaki Koika, CA; Jerry McKenzie, CA; Vaughn
Be sure to
read the notes link at the bottom of each Renhai selection; the notes
contain interesting ideas about the rehnai.
Lyn Lifshin, US features a book
Art features for July / August 2010: Art
Photos by Iolanda Scripca;
The Art of
Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI, FR;
and a Gallery of art drawings by Norman J. Olson:
4 X 7 Ballpoint Pen Drawing,
5 X 7 Ink Drawing—8-4-10,
ink drawing 5X7 Inches—8-12-2010,
Ink drawing 5X7 inches 8-12-2010
The results of
Poem the "moss" Picture Contest is revealed: read
the winning entry!
The September / October 2010 Poem
the Picture Contest is now open; Write a poem in any form for
the Picture. Send your entry to
PoemThisPicture@poetrywriting.org by October 25, 2010. The
winning poem will be published in the next issue of
Click here to see a full sized image of the contest picture.
The deadline for
submission is October
The Book Fair features two
The Nature of Attraction
Pris Campbell and
The Piercing Blue of Sirius by
Larry Kimmel, US.
Purchasing information about each of these
selections is in the links.
Helen Bar-Lev, IL and
Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN have submitted reports from their
Contributing Editor Doug Holder
Interviews MRB CHELKO: Parting words from a Somerville Poet
and also contributes
Verse: Butchers Against The War
Contributing Editor, Helen Bar-Lev
Interview with Johnmichael Simon
this month and reports on Israel
Meetings . . .
The editors call
your attention to the following deadline dates posted in the
Announcements section on the contents page:
September 01, 2010—Whirligig:
new international haiku journal
October 01, 2010—Renku
Contest Deadline: Journal of Renga & Renku
October 01, 2010—Deadline
near the end of 2010: Journal of Renga & Renku:
October 21, 2010—Sketchbook
"autumn wind" Kukai entry due by Midnight
October 25, 2010—Sketchbook
September / October Poem This Picture Contest entry due
October 26, 2010—Sketchbook
"fall trees" Haiku Thread entry due by Midnight
October 29, 2010—Sketchbook
"autumn wind" Kukai Ballot due by Midnight
October 31, 2010—Haiku
Pix: A new Journal
October 31, 2010—2010
San Francisco International Competition: Haiku, Senryu,
San Francisco International Competition: Rengay
December 01, 2010—Submission
Deadline for Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu & Kyoka
Hydropower Haiku Contest
is now open for September / October 2010 submissions. The
submission deadline for this issue is October 20, 2010.
For Kukai and Haiku Thread deadlines see the information
Submissions are open to the General Public. The Editors look forward to reading your poetry
and viewing your art.
Sketchbook Editors Karina Klesko and