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Tanka is the world’s oldest continuously anthologized poetry. Originally from Japan, it is now written in languages around the world. Keibooks, publisher of Atlas Poetica : A Journal of World Tanka and many other fine tanka books including Take Five : Best Contemporary Tanka Volume 4, is pleased to play a leading role in publishing, learning about, and enjoying this form that is both ancient and modern. 

On our website you will find links to buy and read the journal and books, as well as Special Features and resources. Information about us and about our policies on submissions, education, and privacy is all here. 

mid-winter . . .
a single bamboo sprouts
in a vase;
my heart greens
at the thought of spring

M. Kei
Previously appeared in Tea-Towel Tanka

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