A haiku or a tanka without "rhetoric" was likely to be no more than a brief observation without poetic tension or illumination.
-- Donald Keene, The Winter Sun Shines in: A Life of Masaoka Shiki, p 57.
My Dear Friends:
Send your best published haiku/tanka (please provide publication credits) or new work and a bio sketch (50 words max.). No more than twenty haiku/tanka per submission and no simultaneous submissions. Please note that only those whose haiku/tanka are accepted will be notified within three weeks, and that no other notification will be sent out. For more information about submissions, see 2016 anthology submission guidelines for haiku and tanka (note: Good tanka are desperately needed!)
Look forward to reading your work
Note: For information about the effective use of rhetorical devices, see my "To the Lighthouse" posts on Parallelism, Oxymoron, Hyperbole, Wordplay, Defamiliarization, Synaesthesia, Repetition, and Inversion . And for information about the effective use of punctuation, see my "To the Lighthouse" post, titled Strategic Placement of Punctuation Marks.