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Opportunity: Help George Hawkins with kukai
« on: October 02, 2012, 04:25:19 AM »
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Haikuworld:
http://www.haikuworld.org/kukai/

ON BEHALF OF GEORGE HAWKINS

Dear Haiku Friends,

This kukai began more than 16 years ago on the old Shiki Internet Salon
Workshop, the brainchild of Clark Strand.  If you keep in touch with Clark
Strand, Yu Chang, Pardee Gunter, Billie Wilson, or Rick MacDonald, please
give them a shout out!  They were all kukai secretaries. 

They nurtured it. We're grateful. 

We had three poets offer to help secretary the kukai with George.  None are able to take it on at this time.  And we admit it takes a few hours, involves a lot of email.  If anyone thinks they could be able, please contact George.  After this annual Poets' Choice ends, he will be the sole kukai secretary.

George Hawkins, kukai secretary <shikimonthlykukai@gmail.com>



Welcome to the Tenth Annual Poets' Choice Kukai!


You've already read them during the past year. What we ask you to do this
time is to look with fresh eyes at these fine haiku to judge which of them
is superior.  Please include comments; it serves to enrich the kukai
experience for us all.

This year the kukai has the honor to award prizes for the first, second, and
third place winners in Kigo and Free Format.


First Place winners of the Annual Poets' Choice 2011 will receive:


Playing a Lullaby: the Betty Drevniok Awards. This anthology compiled and edited by Mike Montreuil, published 2012 by Éditions des petits nuagesm, Ottawa, Ontario.  Haiku Canada established a competition in memory of Betty Drevniok.  There are many well-known poets who've placed in this competition and reading through the years' results offers insight into where English-language haiku came into its own and how it continues to evolve.  A book for your library but better to keep beside your favorite reading chair.

Second Place winners will receive a Postscripts Series volume from Red Moon Press.  We awarded these last year and are pleased to be able to do so again.  This year I have a copy of "upright in the washout" by William J. Higginson, "phosphorescence" by Peggy Willis Lyles, and "all of the sky" by
Paul. O. Williams.

Third Place winners will be gifted a copy of the Mississippi Mud Daubers' chapbook, "Confluence, A Haiku Collection", published by Second Reading Publications, Alton, IL.

During the past ten years, we have awarded prizes from The Heron's Nest, Acorn Press, Bottle Rockets, textile crafts by Deb Bauer and artwork donated by Ron Moss, Ion Codrescu, and Olga Hooper.  We were fortunate to have been able to present awards over the years and encourage you to visit these web sites:

Haiku Canada:  http://www.haikucanada.org/id2.html

Acorn -- http://home.earthlink.net/~missias/Acorn.html

Bottle Rockets -- http://www.geocities.com/bottlerockets_99/index.html

Red Moon Press -- http://redmoonpress.com/index.html

The Heron's Nest -- http://www.theheronsnest.com/

Ron Moss -- http://www.ronmoss.com/

Olga Hooper -- http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?ArtID=42235

Ion Codrescu -- http://nc-haiku.org/galleries/codrescu/gallery2_0.htm


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VOTING GUIDELINES
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Voting is open to all participants and readers alike.

PLEASE, SEND YOUR VOTES FOR EACH KUKAI SECTION UNDER SEPARATE COVER, USING THE APPROPRIATE SUBJECT LINE AS SHOWN BELOW.

Please refer to your selection using the number assigned to each poem.

SEND EACH SET OF VOTES TO: shikimonthlykukai@gmail.com

Do Not Send votes to any mailing list.

THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING IS NOON, EST-USA (UTC-4), MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th

Results will be posted on or before October 20st

SCORING METHOD: For each kukai section, you have 6 points to use.
You may not assign more than 3 points to any one haiku.

Here's an example:

TO: shikimonthlykukai@gmail.com
[E-MAIL SUBJECT LINE] Free format kukai votes
[E-MAIL MESSAGE EXAMPLE]
#4---3 pts.
#24--1 pt.
#33--1 pt.
#40--1 pt.

TO: shikimonthlykukai@gmauil.com
[E-MAIL SUBJECT LINE] Kigo kukai votes
[E-MAIL MESSAGE EXAMPLE]
#10--2 pts.
#18--2 pts.
#36--2 pts.

Please cast your votes on the merits of each haiku.

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POETS' CHOICE 2012 KIGO POEMS
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1.
lingering cold
the long ride home
from the cemetery


2.
ice cream
again, we debate
our choices


3.
year-end pledge
yesterday's tracks
fill with new snow


4.
foreclosure —
the roses blossom
after they move


5.
deep breaths —
the old eucalyptus
loosens its bark


6.
ice cream
on the patio—
strawberry moon


7.
haiku group
the discussion stops
for a robin


8.
lingering cold
my daughter's handprint
on the window


9.
between
eucalyptus leaves
koala eyes


10.
night vigil --
the garden's yellow roses
afloat in the dark


11.
first taste
of ice cream
- her eyes


12.
kite flying
the desire
to let go


13.
January 1st
this list written
in pencil


14.
falling snow
even our voices
are softer


15.
resolution
refrigerator magnets
making it stick


16.
Drought —
between the farmer's eyebrows
deepening lines


17.
lingering cold...
the sleeping cat breathes
into his tail


18.
origami rose . . .
his fingers gently
unfolding me


19.
winter dawn—
the scent of eucalyptus
filling the silence


20.
roses ...
my grandmother tells me
about her first love


21.
dry season
stones rise
in the stream bed


22.
cigarette ash
other resolutions
he didn't keep


23.
rain all night
the scent of eucalyptus
in my dreams


24.
unpacking grandma’s
patchwork quilt
rose scented dusk


25.
spring thaw a river of geese


26.
drought
the redness of the bougainvillea
deepness


27.
spring fever
a murmuring brook
begins to babble


28.
war talk—
the two roosters eye
each other






And now for the free format entries:

-------------------------------------------------
POETS' CHOICE 2012 FREE FORMAT POEMS
-------------------------------------------------
1.
faded wallpaper —
those dreams
we shared


2.
day moon...
i continue last night's
conversation


3.
bath-time
father scrubs away
my sins


4.
full moon --
cumulus clouds slowly
form a wolf


5.
fishing ...
the mackerel
sky


6.
and you
so far away
day moon


7.
prairie sunrise...
wagon wheels
part the bluestem


8.
a warm bed
all that remains
of my dream


9.
cloudless night --
only the frozen moon
in the birdbath


10.
day moon the dreams that linger


11.
morning--
stretching
with the cat


12.
kids all grown
a cloud
is a cloud


13.
refugee huts
ravens rest inside
the shadows


14.
coffee house
the morning regulars
all have names


15.
morning thoughts
a patch of blue
in the puddle


16.
first bath
the mother crying
with her child


17.
tired of half truths--
the blurred edges of a
haloed moon


18.
undecided
whether to leave or linger—
day moon


19.
dark clouds
the shape of things
to come


20.
snow in the city
the homeless man
deep in a doorway


21.
morning paper
reaching into the fog
for news


22.
day moon
the tethered weight
of father's watch


23.
shooting stars...
the fizz of champagne
on my tongue


24.
windswept clouds
the water in the birdbath
changes shape


25.
dream flight...
the sudden loss
of my feathers


26.
Northern Lights the bar empties


27.
dog house --
I show the dog
what it's for


28.
fireworks
my guard dog cowers
beneath the bed


29.
all the blues
I ever knew --
mountain lake




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Thank you to the poets who have participated in the kukai during the year.
Remember also that EACH of the above poems has already been declared a
winner; congratulations once again!

Please send your votes to shikimonthlykukai@gmail.com by noon (EST)(UTC-4)
MONDAY, October 15th.

George Hawkins, the Shiki Kukai Team


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