Keibooks Announces Atlas Poetica 38 : A Journal of World Tanka

September 12, 2019

12 September 2019 – Perryville, Maryland, USA

Atlas Poetica : A Journal of World Tanka, volume 38, edited by M.
 Kei, continues our tradition of excellence and diversity in tanka
 literature. More than fifty poets, representing nearly twenty 
countries from India to Nigeria, Ireland to Ukraine, Mexico to 
Taiwan and more have contributed to this issue. Tanka, tanka
 prose, tanka sequences, kyoka, cherita, and related literature are
 deeply rooted in the place and culture of our hearts. Whether
 emerging poets first appearing in print, or experienced voices that 
speak to us across the artificial borders made by humans, the 
poets of Atlas Poetica are thoughtful, passionate, humorous, and
 honest. They find poetry in the most ordinary and extraordinary 
of experiences. Wherever we travel, we find that people of the 
cities and countryside share a common humanity. To know and 
take joy in our differences while mourning the tribulations of our 
world unites poets and readers in an unshakeable bond. As long as 
there is poetry in the world, there is hope.

In This Issue:

dawn chorus
as if nothing had happened
of distant surf
against the cliff face

Lorne Henry

I stand here,
a great silence
upon me — 
the silence of the sun

A A Marcoff

we are all
walking the Earth
with feet of clay
and hearts of tin,
yet sometimes we sparkle

M. Kei


Veronika Zora Novak, Rp Verlaine, Richard Stevenson, Richard Grahn, Paweł Markiewicz, Paul Williamson, Paul Mercken, Patricia Prime, Nicholas Klacsanzky, Neal Whitman, Murasame, Miriam Sagan, Michael Morell, Michael McClintock, Michael H. Lester, Matsukaze, Marshall Bood, Mark Jun Poulos, Mark Gilbert, Marilyn Humbert, Margaret Van Every, M. Kei, Lynda Monahan, Lorne Henry, Lee Felty, Larry Kimmel, Kira Nash, Keitha Keyes, Kath Abela Wilson, Judi Diggs, Joy McCall, Jonathan Vos Post, John Wisdom, Jason Morgan, Jackie Chou, Hifsa Ashraf, Gerry Jacobson, Genie Nakano, Gail Brooks, Eve Castle, Elizabeth Howard, Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Don Miller, Denis M. Garrison, Debbie Strange, Dave Read, Chen-ou Liu, Charles Harmon, Charles D. Tarlton, Carol Raisfeld, Bryan Rickert, Bruce England, Barun Saha, Amelia Fielden, Alexis Rotella, ai li, A A Marcoff

Available from Amazon, from your favorite online retailer, or through special order at your local bookstore or library.

Back issues of Atlas Poetica are available to read for free online. Please also check our Resources section for more information about tanka, kyoka, gogyoshi, sedoka, cherita, tanka prose, tanka sequences, and more. 

Submissions to Atlas Poetica are read year-round. Complete guidelines can be found here. Please allow up to 90 days for a response.

Atlas Poetica : A Journal of World Tanka
P O Box 346
Perryville, MD 21903 USA