Tanka Sunday in October

Dear Tanka Society of America Members,
The TSA officers are pleased to share an announcement with you about another 2015 tanka event.
 Save the Date: Tanka Sunday is Back!Join the Tanka Society of America on Sunday, October 18, 2015 (the last day of the Haiku North America conference), at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York, for another Tanka Sunday celebration. Tanka Sunday 2015 will have tanka readings, workshops, and presentations all afternoon and evening, plus a bookfair, group photo, and more. Registration will be free for everyone, including nonmembers (although donations will be welcome). So mark the date on your calendar now, and watch for registration details later on our Facebook page and website and in member emails. Whether you attend the HNA conference or not, we hope to see you at Tanka Sunday 2015! Will you join us?

Also, as a reminder, the submission window for the Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest opens  May 1.

Skylark 3:1 available now!

From the editor:

I’m delighted to announce that Skylark 3:1, Summer 2015, is now published and available for purchase. You will find it listed at CreatespaceAmazon.com &  Amazon Europe.

This issue, dedicated to the memory of Brian Zimmer, includes tanka in all its forms, the Skylark’s Nest winners, special features on rengay and tanka prose and another wonderful Reviews section edited by Jenny Ward Angyal.

This, the fifth issue of Skylark, is brought  to you by poets new to the form and those who have inspired so many of us . . .

Atlas Poetica Special Feature

22 April 2015 — Perryville, Maryland, USA

Atlas Poetica : A Journal of World Tanka announces the publication of a new special feature, ‘Myths and the Creative Imagination’ edited by Sonam Chhoki. “Twenty-five poets from around the world attest to the power of myths to open up the world of imagination. Some delve into the rich symbolism, others draw out the resonance that particular myths have for them, and still others interpret the theme of this special feature to explore their own personal myths.”—from the editor.

Visit http://atlaspoetica.org/?page_id=1382 to read for free.

TSA Contest Renamed to Honor Tanka Pioneer

From the American Tanka Society:
In celebration of our fifteenth anniversary today, April 14, 2015, the Tanka Society of America is pleased to announce that we have renamed our annual tanka contest after Sanford Goldstein. Sanford is the foremost pioneer of English-language tanka, a scholar and translator of tanka, and a widely respected tanka poet. The contest’s new name is the Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest.
This year’s contest submission window is May 1 through June 30, 2015. We welcome submissions from everyone, not only in support of tanka, but also in honor of Sanford. For more information about the contest, please visit the TSA website.
– Margaret Chula, TSA President

Message from Tanka Society of America – National Poetry Month

Dear Tanka Society of America members,
Here’s a message from Margaret Chula, TSA president:
National Poetry Month Celebration of Tanka—Due to the popularity of last year’s Celebration of Tanka on the TSA Facebook page, we are continuing the event throughout the month of April. Each weekend, I will provide a writing prompt. The first prompt was “April Fool’s Day.” Take up the challenge, and have fun. A selection of your postings will be considered for publication in the spring/summer issue of Ribbons.
Look for more announcements over the next few weeks about additional events to take place during our 15th anniversary year.