Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal

Ribbons is the official publication of the Tanka Society of America. The journal is published twice 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. We also publish a twice-yearly members-only online journal, Laurels.

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Ribbons Staff

Note: To order extra copies of our journal, Ribbons (and TSA anthologies), see our Publications Sale page, or please first inquire with Kathabela Wilson at poetsonsite@gmail.com. You can also order Ribbons at Lulu.com (for issues published until spring/summer 2020) and at Amazon.com (for issues after spring/summer 2020). On either site’s main page, you can search for “Tanka Society of America” in the search box (Amazon lists numerous old issues for prices that are much higher than at Lulu). At Lulu, listings also include many of our members’ anthologies. Check us out!