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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Alan's tanka poetry published in Take Five, Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4

I thought I'd share a tanka with you that's anthologised in Take Five, Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4, released this month.

before falling in love
with my wife
again and again
the cries of swifts

Alan Summers

Previously published:
Blithe Spirit (Vol. 20 No. 3 2010, British Haiku Society Journal);
140 And Counting (Seven by Twenty magazine pub. Upper Rubber Boot Books)

Take Five
Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4

"Contemporary tanka in English is an exciting literature that continues to grow and develop in the hands of increasing diverse poets around the world. Originating in Japan over fourteen hundred years ago, it remains a strong and flexible form evoking profound responses in the reader."

This year's team consisting of Editor-in-chief M. Kei (USA), Patricia Prime (NZ), Magdalena Dale (RO), Amelia Fielden (AU/JP), Claire Everett (UK), Owen Bullock (NZ), David Terelinck (AU), Janick Belleau (CAN), David Rice (USA), read over 18,000 poems to select the best for inclusion in this, the final volume in the must-read series.

Take Five
Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4
Publication Date: May 2012
ISBN/EAN 13: 0615597807 / 9780615597805




Anonymous said...

Congratulations Alan.
Stay inspired!

Gisele LeBlanc said...

Beautiful tanka, Alan, and congratulations!

Gisele :)

Gillena Cox said...

such a beautiful tanka; best regard with all your new projects

much love...