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flowerfox

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« on: March 28, 2018, 12:49:44 AM »
I know I'm just getting the feel for haiku, but is there any books or links that could be useful to start to learn about the fundamentals of writing tanka.

Thank you.

Marion Poirier

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Re: tanka
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 03:21:51 PM »
Carol, here is a good informational link for a comprehensive guide in writing tanka.  It details the differences between tanka versus haiku that I find particularly useful. I have used this link myself when learning to write tanka. 

www.ahapoetry.com/TANKA.HTM



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Re: tanka
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 10:36:52 PM »
Thank you, Marion P, plenty to be getting on with in there. Great link.

Just one more question - why do some poets use a pause and others do not, is this personal choice?

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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 09:27:50 AM »
Carol when writing tanka, I use punctuation to separate the parts; that's how I learned to write traditional
tanka and see no reason to change.  I don't suggest punctuation for others unless it's for effect or to slow down the reading; it is also needed sometimes for clarity, otherwise it's personal preference.

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Re: tanka
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 12:12:03 PM »
Thanks, Marion P, that is very helpful.

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Re: tanka
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 09:51:44 AM »
Hi flowerfox,

It's wonderful that you are thinking of exploring tanka. Here are some journals that currently publish tanka:

American Tanka: http://www.americantanka.com/about/

cattails: http://www.cattailsjournal.com/

Chrysanthemum: http://www.chrysanthemum-haiku.net/en/index.html

Eucalypthttp://eucalypt.info/

Ribbons: http://www.tankasocietyofamerica.org/ribbons

Skylark: http://skylarktanka.weebly.com/read-skylark.html


A Hundred Gourds has a great archive. The journal closed in June 2016.

http://ahundredgourds.com


I wish you the very best on your tanka journey.

light pilgrim

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Re: tanka
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2018, 12:06:47 AM »
Thank you so much, light pilgrim, your links and encouragement are appreciated.

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Re: tanka
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 01:31:24 AM »
And don't forget that Blithe Spirit takes tanka, if you are a member!  :-)

The current tanka editor for the British Haiku Society's journal is Karen Hoy.

New Blithe Spirit submission details will be in the May issue.

Both myself, for haibun, and Karen, for tanka, will have our own dedicated emails that Karen is creating for us.


BHS membership:
http://britishhaikusociety.org.uk/membership-new/


warm regards,
Alan

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Re: tanka
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 07:20:44 AM »
And don't forget that Blithe Spirit takes tanka, if you are a member!  :-)

The current tanka editor for the British Haiku Society's journal is Karen Hoy.

New Blithe Spirit submission details will be in the May issue.

Both myself, for haibun, and Karen, for tanka, will have our own dedicated emails that Karen is creating for us.


BHS membership:
http://britishhaikusociety.org.uk/membership-new/


warm regards,
Alan

Knew you couldn’t stay out of the editor chair. Good deal for both you and Karen

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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 10:37:59 AM »
Thank you for that post, Alan. A reasonable sum for membership. I think I'll take the plunge and join in, although I have a long way to go with this wonderful genre.

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Re: tanka
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2018, 10:43:32 AM »
Hi flowerfox,

It's wonderful that you are thinking of exploring tanka. Here are some journals that currently publish tanka:

American Tanka: http://www.americantanka.com/about/

cattails: http://www.cattailsjournal.com/

Chrysanthemum: http://www.chrysanthemum-haiku.net/en/index.html

Eucalypthttp://eucalypt.info/

Ribbons: http://www.tankasocietyofamerica.org/ribbons

Skylark: http://skylarktanka.weebly.com/read-skylark.html


A Hundred Gourds has a great archive. The journal closed in June 2016.

http://ahundredgourds.com


I wish you the very best on your tanka journey.

light pilgrim




I have found some marvellous books after reading the Skylark link. I've ordered them on Amazon this morning, so pleased.

Many Thanks
flowerfox.

 

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