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.
Editor, Atlas Poetica