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Tanka Prose Contest Winners Announced

posted Dec 18, 2015, 5:48 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Dec 18, 2015, 5:49 PM ]
The Tanka Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of its first-ever tanka prose contest, held this fifteenth-anniversary year, 2015:
  • First Place: Urszula Funnell (UK), “Checkmate”
  • Second Place: J. Zimmerman (USA), “Ah Morelia”
  • Third Place: Claire Everett (UK), “The Window Poem”
  • Honorable Mentions: Jenny Ward Angyal (USA), “Gaps,” and David Terelinck (Australia), “Carved in Stone”
Read these winners at “Tanka Prose Contest Results.” Much appreciation goes to poet and editor Bob Lucky, who diligently judged this blind-review contest. We’re also very grateful to poet and TSA volunteer Susan Burch, who worked behind the scenes in helping us administer the contest, especially in building the judge’s electronic file of anonymous entries. And a huge thanks, of course, to the sixty-nine poets from around the world who submitted entries. The full judge’s report, including contest commentary, will be published in the winter 2016 issue of Ribbons, and after that the judge’s comments will be added to this website.