Portals presents tanka poems by attendees of the Tanka Society of America’s 2013 Tanka Sunday conference, together with a dozen brief reminiscences. Organized by Margaret Chula and Michael Dylan Welch, this event took place on August 18, 2013, aboard the Queen Mary ocean liner docked in the harbor at Long Beach, California. Portals features forty-three previously unpublished tanka by twenty-five contributors, including two translations by keynote speaker Steven D. Carter. Edited by Amelia Fielden and Michael Dylan Welch.
Photography, layout, and design by Michael Dylan Welch.
Tanka Society of America, 2014, 40 pages, 6x9 inches
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“Tanka Sunday joins the Tanka Society of America’s Tanka Day, which took place in 2003 in New York City, as a key event in the society’s history. Quite aside from the distinctive surroundings of meeting aboard the Queen Mary cruise ship, it was a pleasure to see old friends and meet new ones. It’s a rare treat for society members to gather like this to discuss and share tanka poetry. If only we could be together like this more often.”
Boynton Blog, April 19, 2014 overview of Portals by Judy Kleinberg.