settling into shapes
I can’t believe
until I can see
our future clearly
–issue #3, Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka
I just received my copy of Pamela A. Babusci’s Moonbathing, which contains my first (above) published tanka. I’m thrilled and humbled to have my work included in the journal, which showcases tanka by an amazing collection of women tanka poets, including: an’ya; Margaret Chula; Aubrie Cox; Patricia Lidia; Giselle Maya; Claudia C. Radmore; Kozue Uzawa; Joyce Wong; and Michele L. Harvey, a wonderful painter as well as a poet, who also won the journal’s contest for her tanka on moonbathing.
In all, 52 poets and poems (three to a page) appear in this slim volume filled with tanka on a diversity of topics ranging from manicures and pedicures to graveside visits to love and loneliness. For Pamela–a tanka poet herself–putting out a bi-annual journal that showcases other women tanka poets is an act of enormous generosity as well as a labor of love. Thank you, Pamela.
To learn more about subscribing and/or submitting to Moonbathing, you can contact Pamela via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.