James Won

Treasurer
6233 Golden West Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780 USA

jameswon@charter.net


James Won has been writing tanka off and on since 2011, and has been a member of the Tanka Society of America since then. Besides publishing in TSA publications, his tanka have also been published in Atlas Poetica, Red Lights, and Bright Star. He often participates in poetry readings and workshops in his local area. He lives in Temple City, California with his wife, and they enjoy gardening and other outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, and traveling.


lavender festival
under shade of trees
gray hair couples from afar
in folding chairs listening
to “when I’m sixty four”

                Bright Star #7, 2014


walking under
a shared umbrella
in the hot sun . . .
if our shadows lead
shouldn’t we follow

                Red Lights 8:1, January 2012


in sunlight glistens
a sticky spider web
stretching across the walk
in my haste to be elsewhere
I’ve no patience for art

                Atlas Poetica #10, Autumn 2011