Announcing the May / June 30, 2012 "cloud" Kukai
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.
Subject: cloud kukai
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 – Monday June 18, 2012 Midnight.
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kukai must be previously unpublished; they must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
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.
Index to past Kukai: Vol. 1, No. 1 ~ October 2006 -