Online internet courses by Call of the Page

Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku; tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

Please email Karen or Alan at our joint email address:
We will let you know more about these courses.

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

tanka workshops and tanka from Alan Summers at 140 And Counting on iTunes

a small death
the cracked shell
of a snail
now this delay
at the train station

Alan Summers
Previously published:
Mosaic Anthology (Bath Spa University 2009); Blithe Spirit vol. 20 no. 4 December 2010; The Strand Book Of International Poets 2010 (Strand Publishing 2010) ISBN: 9781907340062; Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka Vol. 3 (MET Press 2010)  ISBN 978-1-935398-27-1; 140 And Counting (Upper Rubber Boot Books 2011) ISBN 978-1-937794-04-0

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)
140 And Counting (Seven by Twenty magazine pub. Upper Rubber Boot Books)

140 And Counting is a collection of the best twitter literature from the first two years of the journal Seven by Twenty’s history, on relationships, nature, work, animals, seasons, science fiction and fantasy, and mortality: 141 clever little allotments of literature by 119 authors in 1 exquisite ebook! Plucky underdog online journal Seven by Twenty is an online magazine using Twitter as its publishing platform, for readers at home and on mobile devices, which started publishing weekdaily in July 2009. Seven by Twenty specializes in literary and speculative writing that fits in a tweet – they mostly publish haiku and related forms (like scifaiku and senryu), and cinquains and American sentences, and very, very, very short stories.

iTunes Preview: 

  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published:Dec 10, 2011
  • Publisher: Upper Rubber Boot Books
  • Seller: Joanne Elizabeth Merriam
  • Print Length: 162 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book requires iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later. Books can only be viewed using iBooks on an iPad, iPhone (3G or later), or iPod touch (2nd generation or later).

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