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)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tanka Poetry Kindle Edition now available! Take Five : Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4

Take Five : Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4 [Kindle Edition]

This year's team consisting of M. Kei (USA), Editor-in-chief, 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 eighteen thousand poems to select the best for inclusion in this, the final volume in the must-read series.

Product Details

    File Size: 315 KB
    Print Length: 216 pages
    Publisher: Keibooks; Kindle edition (August 25, 2013)
    Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    Language: English
    ASIN: B00ES4IE8Y

"I'm delighted to be featured in this anthology, highly recommended for all kindle people who love good poetry."

" 'Take Five' is a first-class tanka anthology based on a world-wide search, inclusive of the choices of 9 editors from 6 countries. The tanka genre is a lyric poetic form of Japanese origin, expressed in five short lines. Those new to tanka and old hands alike can be assured the contents are excellent examples of the genuine article, an assurance not easy to find in an internet search."
Karen Peterson Butterworth

Book Description

"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.

Although a tanka may be as small as a pebble, it creates expanding ripples in the mind of a receptive reader, ripples that touch far shores, with the polished perfection of the poem as the still center of meaning and experience."


Online courses on tanka poetry
With Words runs online courses on tanka poetry.  For more information please don't hesitate to contact Karen at: 



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