Thursday 5 November 2015

5 Tanka by an'ya

cold cemetery: Most Overall Votes Tanka Splendor Contest
floods and bridges: 7th International Tanka Festival Competition the Japan Tanka Poets' Society

old memories: First place tanka Society of America Contest

rose moon: Tanka Splendor Contest
 distant whitecaps: published in Tanka tree rings

an'ya is known worldwide for writing Japanese short forms and her works have been translated into over 60 different languages. She has won many competitions, been published various places and has numerous published books to her credit. Currently an'ya is the editor for cattails collected works of the United haiku and Tanka Society and keeps her own publication "midnight moon" which can be viewed at

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