hosts: Firdaus Parvez, Kala Ramesh, Priti Aisola  and Suraja Menon Roychowdhury

Derived from waka, this 1300 years old five-line lyrical poem from Japan is written in 31 or fewer syllables in English. Usually composed in short, long, short, long, long format, it embraces human experiences in its small space.


Every Wednesday we, Kala and Firdaus, will be introducing you to a tanka - both by masters as well as contemporary tanka poets.

We are delighted to open the comment thread for you to share your unpublished tanka and tanka-prose to be considered for inclusion in haikuKATHA monthly magazine. 

march: guest editor . Vandana Parashar
april: the forest I know . Firdaus Parvez
may: featured poet . Jenny Ward Angyal
june: featured poet . Ken Slaughter
july: featured poet . Pamela A. Babusci
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august: editor- Firdaus Parvez- The Ink Dark Moon - Love poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu
september: guest editor - Autumn Hall
october: Editors' Tanka 
november: featured poet - Tish Davis
december: editor -
january: editor -
february: editor -


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