Atlas Poetica 28 Now Available

Atlas Poetica 28 : A Journal of World Tanka Published by Keibooks is now available

Atlas Poetica : A Journal of World Tanka continues to live up to its name as it publishes tanka, kyoka, ryuka, cherita, tanka prose, responsive tanka, and related forms in English and translation. Sinhalese, Japanese, Dutch, French, and Slovenian are represented in these pages because we serve an international community of tanka poets and readers. As always, we include non-fiction on a variety of topics, ranging from the music of ryuka to book reviews to an in-depth essay on Atlas Poetica’s editorial philosophy. Pick up a copy in print or ebook to see for yourself why Atlas Poetica is one of tanka’s premiere journals.

Shop for Atlas Poetica at //http:atlaspoetica.org/?page_id=84, purchase it in print or ebook from your favorite online sellers, or order it through your local bookseller.

If you purchase the print version from Amazon, you can also download the Kindle version for free. You can also read the Kindle version free if you are a member of the Kindle Library. If your public library lends ebooks, you maybe able to read it for free through your library.

Submit to Atlas Poetica : A Journal of World Tanka. Guidelines are available at the website:

http://AtlasPoetica.org

Back issues of Atlas Poetica are available to read for free online at: http://AtlasPoetica.org. Visitors to the site will also want to check out the Resources section for more information about tanka, kyoka, gogyoshi, sedoka, cherita, tanka prose, tanka sequences, and more.

 

 

 

 

Final Reminder for Tanka Society of America Contest

Last Contest Reminder

 

We have now received more than 500 entries for the 2017 Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest! There is one more day to enter. If you have not aready entered the contest, you have until Wednesday at midnight to do so.

Poems should be emailed to Ken Slaughter at tsakrs@mail.com with a subject line of TSA Contest Entries – [your name]. Please see http://www.tankasocietyofamerica.org/tsa-contest/how-to-enter-the-tsa-international-tanka-contest for complete details.

 

Important Message From M. Kei

May is Tanka Poetry Month!
Enjoy five line poems in the fifth month!
Two more back issues of Atlas Poetica are now available online at AtlasPoetica.org:
ATPO 25 features international tanka by poets from 18 countries. Tanka and non-fiction about tanka in English, Japanese, Slovenian, Romanian, Sinhalese, Dutch, and French.
ATPO 26 carries the very important article, ‘Short But Abundant : The 57577 For Your Fine Tuning’ by Japanese tanka poet and translator Ryoh Honda. Honda gives detailed analysis of Japanese techniques and terminology, including details not seen before in English. if you’re serious about tanka, this article is a must-read.
There are more ways to enjoy tanka by Keibooks:
Free reading on your e-device with Amazon Prince / Kindle Unliiited.
Free download of ebook if you purchase a print version through Amazon.
If your e-reader supports text-to-voice, you can listen to Keibooks.
Although we sell very few ebooks, and they’re a lot of work, Keibooks remains committed to publishing affordable ebook versions of all of our titles. The lower cost of the ebook makes them accessible to more readers, especially readers in parts of the world where print books are prohibitively expensive. Text-to-speech enables people with disabilities to enjoy tanka, as well as people who want to listen to tanka while doing something else. Washing the dishes becomes a lot more enjoyable if you can listen to tanka while you do it.
Tanka publishers give a lot to the community. It’s a labor of love, but it isn’t free to us. Please support tanka publishers by purchasing copies of their books. Tanka poetry books make great gifts to libraries and schools, as well as your literary friends. Even people who think they aren’t fans of poetry like these small, accessible poems that awaken them to the specialness of ordinary life.
Visit AtlasPoetica.org to read, buy, or gift tanka poetry books in the month of May.
~K~
M. Kei
Editor, Atlas Poetica
Publisher, Keibooks

Call for Submissions – Atlas Poetica

From M. Kei:

We’re happy to announce that Atlas Poetica is seeking submissions for a collection of 25 Arthropod tanka and kyoka to be edited by Grunge to be published at AtlasPoetica.org.

Love them or hate them, every human lives alongside these creepy, crawly creatures, no matter geographic location or culture. And their forms are as varied as their habitats, whether they’re beetles, roaches, ants, scorpions, butterflies, spiders or even millipedes. There is a long tradition of insects and arachnids as the subjects of poetry, but even if you’ve never written about the buzz of a honeybee’s wing, we encourage you to take a moment to consider the world in which our tiny neighbors live.

Thank you to everyone participating. We’re looking forward to seeing your many-legged creativity!

Submissions: Poets may send up to twenty poems each, but only one poem will be chosen from each poet. Original poems are being sought, however, tanka previously published on personal social media accounts will also be considered, as long as publication information is provided. We are not accepting tanka prose, nor poetry that has been published in journals, books or other collaborative websites prior to being submitted to the Arthropod special feature.

All submissions must adhere to the general guidelines listed on the Atlas Poetica website. Therefore we ask that all poets be 16 years of age or older, and that all poems are sent in the body of the email. If you have a relevant file that needs to be sent as an attachment, please query the editor before sending.

To see the full list of guidelines, as well as our special features from the past, head on over to our main webpage.

Deadline: All submissions to the Arthropod Special feature must be sent in no later than May 31. Our planned publication is scheduled for this fall.

 

Email address for submissions: ap.arthropods (at) gmail (dot) com – subject line: 25 Arthropod Tanka and Kyoka

~M. Kei, editor, A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka

 

Tanka Society of America Contest!!

Last year we received over 450 entries for the 2016 Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest! There are two changes this year that you should be aware of.

First, the submission window (April 1 – May 31) is a month earlier. Please make a note of it.

Second, we are announcing that the judges for this year’s contest are Janet Lynn Davis and James Chessing.

This latter announcement is a change from previous years, and is based on the growing number of societies in Japan, Europe, and the U.S., that name judges before competitions open.

Please read our submission guidelines at http://www.tankasocietyofamerica.org/tsa-contest/how-to-enter-the-tsa-international-tanka-contest.

We look forward to receiving your entries!