June 2012: Issue 21: Contributors

Linda J. Baker is an aspiring poet who lives in Illinois.

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

Susan Constable began writing tanka in 2009. Her work now appears in numerous journals and anthologies, both in print and online. She is currently the tanka editor for A Hundred Gourds.

Janet Lynn Davis lives in Texas and has been writing tanka and other poetry for several years. Her work has appeared in a variety of online and print venues.

Cherie Hunter Day lives in Cupertino, California. She has been writing and publishing tanka for twenty years. She is the editor of Mariposa.

Claire Everett lives in North Yorkshire, England, with her husband and children. She was one of the editors for Take Five 2011 and is tanka prose editor for Haibun Today.

Sanford Goldstein has written and published tanka for more than 50 years. He has co-translated several famous Japanese tanka poets.

Michele L. Harvey is a professional landscape painter living in New York. Her poetry has appeared in most of the current short form poetry publications. Examples of her work may be found at micheleharvey.com

Ruth Holzer‘s poems have appeared in previous issues of American Tanka as well as in Ribbons, bottle rockets, LYNX, red lights, and the Take Five anthologies.

Elizabeth Howard lives in Crossville, Tennessee. Her tanka have been published in Lynx, Eucalypt, red lights, Mariposa, Ribbons, Gusts, Modern English Tanka, and other journals.

Bob Lucky lives in Ethiopia. His work has appeared in various journals.

Terra Martin has poetry in Atlas Poetica, Asahi Shimbun, Eucalypt, Lynx, Modern English Tanka, Ribbons, Simply Haiku, Landfall, Ash Moon, and Tanka Prose anthologies.

Beverly Acuff Momoi‘s tanka have been published in Ribbons, red lights, Simply Haiku, and Eucalypt, among others. Her haibun collection, Lifting the Towhee’s Song, is a 2011 Snapshot Press eChapbook Award winner.

Doug Norris writes and edits an arts section for Independent Newspapers in Rhode Island, where he also edits a regional magazine and freelance on art and culture for a variety of publications.

Marilyn Potter‘s poetry has appeared in Prism International, Room, American Tanka, Ribbons, The Heron’s Nest, and Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka Vol. 2.

Kala Ramesh, a winner of the Tanka Splendor Award (2010), has had haiku poems requested for Haiku 21: An anthology of contemporary English-language haiku, edited by Lee Gurga and Scott Metz (December 2011).

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

Jim Schneider, of Madison, Wisconsin, has published tanka in American Tanka, Ribbons, and bottle rockets. He has poems appearing or forthcoming in Red River Review, Poetry Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Laurence Stacey is a writer, martial artist, and graduate student of English at Kennesaw State University. He is co-editor of Haiku News and contributing editor of Flycatcher: A Journal of Native Imagination.

Lesley Anne Swanson‘s poems have appeared in Ribbons, red lights, Moonbathing, A Hundred Gourds, and muliverses (forthcoming). She received H.M. in the 2011 San Francisco International Tanka Contest.

George Swede‘s latest collection of tanka is White Thoughts, Blue Mind (Edmonton: Inkling Press, 2010). He lives in Toronto with his spouse, Anita Krumins.

Robert West‘s latest collection is the chapbook Convalescent (Finishing Line Press, 2011). He teaches in the Department of English at Mississippi State University.

B. Ellis Williams is currently a poet in the MFA program at Saint Mary’s College of California, and resides in Oakland. His work has appeared in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, and Contemporary Haibun Online, among others.

Rodney Williams‘s tanka have appeared in various journals and anthologies in Australia, Austria, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S. Currently he is editing an Atlas Poetica Special Feature: Snipe Rising from a Marsh – Birds in Tanka.