Ribbons: Tanka Society of America
Ribbons is a tri-annual journal and the official publication of
the Tanka Society of America. Three times a year,
it makes available to its readers over two hundred tanka that have been selected for their craftsmanship, originality
and value as examples of this unique form of poetry in English. In addition, Ribbons publishes contemporary
articles on tanka by leading poets and scholars, book reviews that are thoughtful and incisive, and translations of
poems written by important contemporary Japanese tanka poets. Ribbons, at all times, aims toward the highest
standards of aesthetic excellence and scholarship in its goal to advance the writing and study of English language
tanka. It is my hope, and the hope of the Tanka Society of America, that all readers of English will discover and
continue to enjoy the power, beauty, and unlimited expressiveness of this poetic form, and that Ribbons will be
one of the reasons they did so.
Dave Bacharach, Ribbons Editor, (2007-2012)
· More than 200 new tanka in each issue.
· Submissions open to members and non members alike. Call forTanka Submissions.
· "The Tanka Cafe"--Tanka written by TSA members to a different theme each issue.
· Interviews, essays, articles on tanka aesthetics, style, and technique, as well as book reviews and contest announcements. Call for Submissions.
"This journal is all about a literature we love and value, and about the
poets who are creating it as well as the people who appreciate, study, and think
NOTE: You can order our latest issue of Ribbons at www.lulu.com. On the main page of Lulu, type "Tanka Society of America" in the search box. The listing also includes our 2009 members' anthology, The Pebbled Shore. Check us out!
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