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  • Tanka Haiga Invitation

    In celebration of the Tanka Society of America’s 20th anniversary and in honor of National Poetry Month, we have decided to run a special “Tanka Haiga” feature across the …

    Posted Feb 13, 2020, 5:32 PM by Michael Dylan Welch


  • Happy New Year, Tanka Society of America!

    明けましておめでとう。 To kick off the new year, which is also the Tanka Society of America’s 20th anniversary year, the society is pleased to share a short new video featuring …

    Posted Jan 1, 2020, 12:08 AM by Michael Dylan Welch


  • TSA Election Results

    The
    Tanka Society of America is pleased to report that the following people have
    been elected or reelected as officers for the 2020–2021 term:

    President:
    Michael Dylan Welch
    Vice

    Posted Nov 24, 2019, 5:02 PM by Michael Dylan Welch


  • New Ribbons Editor

    The Tanka Society of America thanks David Rice for his eight years of service as editor of the society’s journal, Ribbons. He has announced that he now wishes to …

    Posted Sep 12, 2019, 10:05 AM by Michael Dylan Welch


  • 2019 Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest Results

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest, judged by Michelle Brock and Hazel Hall. We were delighted to announce the winners at Tanka Sunday on …

    Posted Aug 23, 2019, 1:00 PM by Michael Dylan Welch


  • Tanka Monday Final Schedule

    Tanka Monday is just one week away. Check out the final schedule, featuring a pleasing variety of readings, presentations, writing exercises, an anonymous workshop, group discussion, and more. Hope to …

    Posted Aug 4, 2019, 1:28 AM by Michael Dylan Welch


  • Goldstein Tanka Contest Deadline Extended

    The deadline for the TSA’s Goldstein International Tanka Contest has been extended for one week, to June 7, 2019, so if you haven’t already submitted, you’ve now …

    Posted Jun 1, 2019, 1:18 AM by Michael Dylan Welch


  • Alexis Rotella to Edit the 2019 TSA Members’ Anthology

    The Tanka Society of America is pleased to announce that Alexis Rotella will edit the 2019 TSA members’ anthology. The submission window is slightly different this year—July 15 to …

    Posted Mar 14, 2019, 2:06 PM by Michael Dylan Welch


  • Tanka Monday Call for Proposals

    The Tanka Society of America is pleased to announce that it will have another tanka conference immediately after Haiku North America, this year in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Tanka Monday …

    Posted Feb 28, 2019, 11:11 AM by Michael Dylan Welch


  • 2019 TSA Calendar and Tanka Contest

    Our TSA Calendar has recently been updated for 2019. On it, you’ll see that we’re having another tanka conference after Haiku North America, this time calling it Tanka …

    Posted Feb 9, 2019, 7:52 PM by Michael Dylan Welch

 


2019 Contest Winners


          Judged by Michelle Brock and Hazel Hall

 

 

          First Place

 

           muddy foxhole
           
and camouflaged
soldiers

           
buried by a bomb
           
sunlight visits
           
the unmarked grave

                

Dorothy McLaughlin
 

 

          Second Place

 

           broken oaks
           
waiting patiently to
die

           
for someone
           
to count their rings
           
and tell their
stories

                Michael H. Lester
 

 

          Third Place

 

           an accident
           
whilst cleaning his
rifle?

           
on baked earth
           
an unbearable
softness

           
of flannel flowers

                David Terelinck

          Honorable Mentions

 

                Pris Campbell
                Michael H. Lester
               
Louis Osofsky
               
Sara Ellison
               
Kathy Lippard Cobb
               
Marion Clarke

          Read more TSA Contest winners.

 

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