Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal
Ribbons is the official
publication of the Tanka Society of America. The journal is published three
times a year, and each issue offers more than 200 tanka selected for their
craftsmanship and originality. Ribbons
also publishes essays 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
seeks the highest standards of aesthetic excellence and scholarship in its goal
to advance the writing, study, and appreciation of English-language tanka.
More than 200 new tanka in each issue. Submissions open to members and nonmembers alike. See submission guidelines. Interviews, tanka prose, essays, and articles on tanka aesthetics, style, and technique, as well as book reviews. See submission guidelines. The “Tanka Café” column featuring tanka written by TSA members on a different theme each issue (members are typically guaranteed inclusion). See Tanka Café submission guidelines.
“Member’s Choice Tanka” column featuring a short essay about a favorite poem from the Tanka Café column. The poet whose poem is selected receives a $25 award and makes the next selection.
“Poet and Tanka” column featuring a poet selected by invitation to write about his or her tanka poetry.
TSA news, announcements and contest results.
Note: You can order our latest issue of Ribbons at Lulu.com. On the site’s main page, search for “Tanka
Society of America” in the search box. The listing also includes our members’ anthologies.
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