Charter Members

The Tanka Society of America was formed in April 2000. The following 96 poets who joined the society by December 31, 2000 are considered charter members:

 

Pamela Babusci

Dave Bachelor

Sharon Hammer Baker

Winona Baker

John Barlow

Ronnie Barrett

Cathy Drinkwater Better

Naomi Brown

Marjorie Buettner

Joan Byrd

Donatella Cardillo-Young

Terry Cerrato

Fred Chao

Tom Clausen

Carlos Colon

Job Conger

Gerard John Conforti

George Daily

Raffael De Gruttola

Kristan Deming

Melissa Dixon

Frederick Donovan

Gene Doty

Peter Duppenthaler

Roger Dutcher

Marje Dyck

Madelyn Eastlund

John Elsberg

Jeanne Emrich

Stanford Forrester

Sanford Goldstein

John Hadler

Yvonne Hardenbrook

Laura Hawbecker

Peggy Heinrich

Christopher Herold

Harvey Hess

William Higginson

Penny Harter

Michael Howell

Joyce Sandeen Johnson

Doris Kasson

Rev. Howard Lee Kilby

Lawrence Kimmel

Joann Klontz

Robert Kusch

Larry Lavenz

Veronica Lavenz

David Lecount

Leatrice Lifshitz

Burnell Lippy

Peggy Willis Lyles

Laura Maffei

Richard MacDonald

Thelma Mariano

Dorothy McLaughlin

Michael McClintock

Connie Meester

Gerald Meester

David Narlee

Pamela Miller Ness

Ann Newell

Michael Page

Patricia Prime

Carol Purington

William Ramsey

David Rice

Edward Rielly

Barbara Robidoux

Helen Ronan

Nicholaes Roosevelt

Ce Rosenow

Dave Russo

Daniel Schwerin

Keith Seaton

Sharon Lee Shafii

Mohammed Siddiqui

Sharon Jeanne Smith

Ruby Spriggs

Gerald St. Maur

Art Stein

John Stevenson

Celia Stuart-Powles

George Swede

Carolyn Thomas

Marc Thompson

Sue-Stapleton Tkach

Naomi Wakan

Paul Watsky

Anita Sadler Weiss

Michael Dylan Welch (founder)

Bill West

Alison Williams

Paul O. Williams

Karina Young

Nancy Young