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

Derived from waka, this 1300-year-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, Firdaus, Kala, Priti and Suraja 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We are delighted to open the comment thread for you to share your unpublished tanka and tanka-prose to be considered for inclusion in haikuKATHA monthly magazine. 

august: editor- Firdaus Parvez- The Ink Dark Moon - Love poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu
september: featured poet - Autumn Hall
october: editors' tanka and tanka prose 
november: featured poet - Tish Davis
december: featured poet - Tom Clausen

january: featured poet - Debbie Strange 
february: featured poet - David Terelinck
march: featured poet - Susan Weaver
april: featured poet - Michael Dylan Welch
may: featured poet - 
june: featured poet - 


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