About the Tanka Society of America
The Tanka Society of America, formed in Decatur, Illinois in April of 2000, aims to further the writing, reading, study, and appreciation of tanka poetry in English. TSA is a nonprofit volunteer organization that relies on the creativity and energy of its members to carry out its activities, which include the following:
~ Publication of the tri-annual journal, Ribbons, Tanka Society of America Journal featuring over two hundred orginal tanka in each issue, articles, essays, translations, book reviews, and contest results.
~ Sponsorship of the annual Tanka Society of America International Tanka Contest, judged anonymously by respected tanka poets. Results appear in Ribbons.
~ Publication of an anthology of tanka by members every two years. Copies are available for a nominal fee in addition to membership dues. For more information on this and other activities, please contact an officer.
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