Let’s Talk: TANKA

The other day I shared the information that the UHTS is sponsoring the “Fleeting Words” Tanka Competition.  Here is the Submission Period and Deadline: May 1-August 15 of each year.  There is a 10 poem limit on the number of submissions. If more than 10 poems are submitted, only the first 10 poems will be entered. … Continue reading Let’s Talk: TANKA

How to Write a Tanka Poem in English

As many of you already know, I love structured poetry. This includes the Haiku, the Tanka, and the Haibun. I like to think of myself as a student of these poetic forms. Learning to write them correctly is an art form in itself. I think that's what appeals to me the most, the arrangement of … Continue reading How to Write a Tanka Poem in English