Friday, September 23, 2016

NeverEnding Story: Call for Tanka Submissions

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 tanka (please provide publication credits) or new work and a bio sketch (50 words max.). No more than twenty tanka per submission and no simultaneous submissions. Please note that only those whose 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 tanka .

Look forward to reading your work

Happy Writing!


Note:  For information about the effective use of rhetorical devices, see my "To the Lighthouse" posts on Utamakura (Poetic Place Names), Parallelism, Oxymoron, Hyperbole, Wordplay, Defamiliarization, Synaesthesia, Repetition, and Inversion  or  my "Poet and Tanka" essay, which was first published in Ribbons, 12:2, Spring/Summer 2016.  And for information about the effective use of punctuation, see my "To the Lighthouse" post, titled Strategic Placement of Punctuation Marks.

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