to the mail box
an old friendship
My two year term as vice president is over and I decided not to seek another one. I will be volunteering behind the scenes for the TSA, but will no longer be an officer. I hope to do a bit more writing. It’s been a challenging but rewarding two years. Thanks to all TSA members for supporting me during these two years.
Here is the link:
A message from M. Kei:
Grunge is guest editing a special feature for the website on arthropods (insects and arachnids). GLs: http://atlaspoetica.org/?p=1671 Deadline is May 31.
Joann Morcom is guest editing a special feature for the website on humorous tanka and kyoka. GLs: http://atlaspoetica.org/?p=1674 Deadline is June 10.
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!
I am pleased to have the winning poem:
a tree trunk
lost in the shadow
of its branches…
when I meant to say no