December 2010: Issue 18: Contributors

Aurora Antonovic is a writer, visual artist, and founder of Magnapoets, a literary journal that seeks to promote the love of poetry in all forms.

Pamela A. Babusci is the editor of Moonbathing: a journal of women’s tanka, an international all-woman’s tanka journal. For questions or submissions, please e-mail Pamela at

Elizabeth Bodien lives near Hawk Mountain in Kempton, PA. Her published poetry collections are Plumb Lines (2008), Rough Terrain: Notes of an Undutiful Daughter (2010), and Endpapers, forthcoming in 2011.

Belinda Broughton is a poet and artist living in the Adalaide Hills, South Australia. She writes all sorts of poetry but loves tanka particularly.

James Roderick Burns is the author of two short-form collections (The Salesman’s Shoes, Greetings from Luna Park) and co-edits the journal Other Poetry in the United Kingdom.

Susan Constable began writing tanka in 2009 and has since been published in Ribbons, Gusts, Magnapoets, Atlas Poetica, and 3Lights. Her tanka placed third in the 2010 Tanka Society of America contest.

Cherie Hunter Day has been writing and publishing tanka since 1993. Her latest tanka book is Kindle of Green, a tanka conversation with David Rice. She lives in Cupertino, California.

Jeanne Emrich is a poet and artist living in Edina, Minnesota. She is the webmaster of Tanka Online and the author of The Pleiades at Dawn: A Tanka Collection (2007).

Claire Everett lives with her husband, children, and cats in County Durham, England. Her work has appeared in Simply Haiku and is forthcoming in Magnapoets, Red Lights, and Atlas Poetica.

Amelia Fielden is an Australian. A professional translator of Japanese literature, she has had sixteen books of translated tanka published, and six of her original work.

Sanford Goldstein, still living in Japan, has been writing tanka for more than fifty years. He is an acclaimed translator of Akiko Yosano’s Tangled Hair and other classic works of Japanese tanka.

Michele L. Harvey is a professional landscape painter living and working in New York, USA.

Roger Jones teaches English at Texas State University. His haibun, haiku, and tanka appear regularly in various journals.

Kirsty Karkow has been writing tanka with some success and enjoyment for quite a few years. Both poetry and the tanka community have become important in her life.

M. Kei is Editor-in-Chief of Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka and Editor of Atlas Poetica: A Journal of Poetry of Place in Modern English Tanka.

Joanna Kurowska‘s poems appeared in Bateau, Christianity and Literature, Concise Delight, International Poetry Review, and others. She has taught language and literature at the University of Chicago and Indiana University.

Chen-ou Liu is a contributing writer for Rust+Moth, Haijinx, and Simply Haiku. His poetry has been published and anthologized worldwide, and his tanka and haiku have been honored with awards.

Bob Lucky lives and works in Ethiopa. His work has appeared in various international journals.

Francis Masat is co-editor of the haiku column, “Key-Ku.” Recent books are Threshing (March Street Press), Lilacs to Winter (MET Press), and A Taste of Key West (Pudding House).

Giselle Maya is a painter and poet in Provence. Her collage-paintings are in collections internationally. Her poems appear in many journals and she has published sixteen books with Koyama Press.

Allen Reichert loves his daughters, admires Portia, and is a gainfully employed librarian at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

Kathleen Dowling Singh, author of The Grace in Dying: How We’re Transformed Spiritually As We Die (HarperOne 2000), is a dharma student/teacher/practitioner with many beloved children in her life.

Richard Stevenson teaches writing and literature at Lethbridge College. His most recent book is Windfall Apples: Tanka and Kyoka from Athabasca University Press (2010).

Marc Thompson is a reformed workaholic and stay-at-home dad in Minneapolis, MN.

Jari Thymian‘s poetry has appeared in Simply Haiku, Modern Haiku, Ribbons, Margie, Spillway, Orange Room Review, and Kent State’s three-year traveling art/poetry exhibit, Peace Speaks. She lives in Aurora, CO.

Fran Witham is a poet, editor, social worker, and teacher of English as a second language. She lives in Wrentham, MA.