June 2011: Issue 19: Contributors

Lisa Alexander Baron lives in Allentown, P.A. and is earning an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. Her book Sting and Tell: Thirty-One Tanka was released by Black Cat Press in 2011.

Constance Brewer is a freelance writer, poet, and artist living on the periphery in Wyoming with a small but vocal herd of Welsh Corgis.

Tom Clausen lives in Ithaca, N.Y. where he works in a library at Cornell University. He is married with two children and has been enjoying reading and trying to write tanka for almost twenty years.

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 TSA Contest.

Deirdre Grimes has been writing tanka for thirteen years in her native town in rural Ireland. She is a mother and a fine art graduate. She has been previously published in American Tanka.

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

Ruth Holzer‘s tanka have appeared in American Tanka, red lights, Ribbons, bottle rockets, LYNX, Eucalypt, and Take Five. She placed first in the final Tanka Splendor contest.

Elizabeth Howard lives in Crossville, Tennessee, where she writes poetry and fiction.

Roger Jones publishes haibun, haiku, and tanka regularly in various journals. He teaches at Texas State University in San Marcos.

Christina Nguyen is a writer and poet living in Minnesota. In 2011, some of her work will appear in Prune Juice, tinywords, and Moonbathing. She is @TinaNguyen on Twitter.

Alexis Rotella practices Oriental Medicine in Arnold, Maryland. Follow her @tankaqueen on Twitter or view her kimono exhibit at Haiga on Line.

Miriam Sagan is the author of the well-received collection Tanka from the Edge (MET Press), which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Jim Schneider lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tagged “imagist/humorist” by poet Marianne Bluger, Guy Simser has written English and Japanese verse since 1978. Over sixty anthologies and journals (USA, Canada, Japan, England, Australia, Romania) carry his work.

Laurence Stacey is a writer, martial artist, and graduate student of English at Kennesaw State University. He is co-editor of the web journal Haiku News.

Lucas Stensland has been published in various journals, such as bottle rockets, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, and The Heron’s Nest, and currently lives in Minneapolis.

Linda Jeannette Ward is best known for her tanka poetry, published in journals internationally, and included in two collections: A Frayed Red Thread (2000) and Scent of Jasmine and Brine (inklingpress.ca).

Robert West‘s poems have appeared in Able Muse, The Cortland Review, Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and elsewhere. He teaches at Mississippi State University.

Steve Wilkinson has written many kinds of poetry over the years but finds himself now favoring tanka. Other interests include photography and painting. He lives in County Durham, England.

Clotilde Wright is a Denver poet who developed her love for haiku and tanka while living in Japan. She has been published by Narpa, Green Fuse, Matter, and bottle rockets.