Category Archives: Tanka

The Signature Haiku Anthology Is Published!

This announcement has just come in from Editor Robert Epstein: Every committed poet has a haiku, senryu, or tanka that he or she personally cherishes as his or her best––perhaps, favorite––poem.  It may be the poem that the poet wants … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Nov. 12, 2019

autumn deepens . . . a passenger squirrels away his season ticket Alan Summers (UK) Bacopa Literary Review, June 2019

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A Classic Collection of Loss and Resilience: Deflection by Roberta Beary

I have about 5,000 books in my personal library, so it’s rare for me to take the time to re-read any of them. However, I keep coming back to “Deflection” by Roberta Beary, published in 2015. Back then, my curiosity … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: April 23, 2018

new surname carved deeply into summerwood by David McMurray  (Japan), Author Canada Project Collected Essays & Poems, Vol. 8, 2013 *   *Professor David McMurray has been writing the syndicated Asahi Haikuist Network column since April 1995,, first for … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: April 10, 2018

the first pings of raindrops . . . counting nickels   by Cyndi Lloyd (USA) Stardust Haiku, #15, March 2018  

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Daily Haiku: March 27, 2018

in the old elm’s shade the black cat opens one eye . . . sunspot on its tail   by George Swede (Canada) Haiku Journal, 1978

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Daily Haiku: Nov. 16, 2016

senryu just before the casket closes fixing mother’s haiku by Jerome J. Cushman Frogpond, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2014

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