tanka news . . .

I’ve said it before: If you write tanka–or have been considering writing tanka–the Tanka Society of America is a great resource. Not only does this membership group publish a tri-annual journal (Ribbons) it also provides a sense of community and support for writers of this five-line form. In addition to its journal and annual contest, for example, the society recently announced the resumption of a members’ anthology set to be published in the fall of this year. (The last members’ anthology was published in 2009.)

M. Kei, editor and publisher of Atlas Poetica, has agreed to edit the 2014 anthology–with a complimentary copy to be mailed to current TSA members, who (between now and April 30) may send from 5-10 unpublished tanka to be considered for inclusion in the book. For more information–on both joining the Society and submitting to the members’ anthology–visit TSA’s website.

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About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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