June 2013: Issue 22: Contributors

Jenny Ward Angyal has written poetry since the age of five and tanka since 2008. Her tanka and other poems have appeared in various print and online journals and may also be found at her blog, The Grass Minstrel.

Kathy Lippard Cobb is a disabled graphic artist who lives in Bradenton, Florida with her cats.

Susan Constable lives on Canada’s west coast. Her tanka sequence, The Eternity of Waves, is one of the winners of the 2012 Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards. Susan is currently the tanka editor for the on-line journal, A Hundred Gourds.

Janet Lynn Davis lives in Texas. Her tanka have appeared in numerous online and print venues over the past several years. Some of her work can be found at her blog, twigs&stones.

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

Margaret Dornaus’ tanka have appeared in A Hundred Gourds, Moonbathing, red lights, and Ribbons. She is the 2011winner of the Tanka Society of America’s International Tanka Contest.

Claire Everett lives in North Yorkshire, England, with her husband, five children, and two beautiful cats. Her tanka and haiku have been published in journals worldwide.

Ignatius Fay is a retired invertebrate paleontologist residing in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. His poems have appeared in many of the most respected print and online journals.

Sanford Goldstein has devoted sixty years to the writing of tanka. The term “tanka string” is his term in English.

LeRoy Gorman lives in Napanee, Ontario. A collection of his tanka, fast enough to leave this world, was recently published by Inkling Press (Edmonton).

Martin Grenfell is a software developer, currently living in the UK.

Simon Hanson lives in rural South Australia working as a school teacher. Some of his work has appeared in The Heron’s Nest, A Hundred Gourds, Windfall and Presence.

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.

Carol Purington writes tanka that blend interior and exterior landscapes. She has published books of haiku and tanka, including Gathering Peace and The Trees Bleed Sweetness.

David Rice lives in Berkeley, CA and has been writing tanka for more than twenty years.

Edward J. Rielly has been publishing tanka and haiku for many years. His latest book is To Sadie at 18 Months and Other Poems (Moon Pie Press).

Lesley Anne Swanson discovered tanka in 2011 and has been enthralled ever since.  She recently won a Certificate of Merit at the 7th International Tanka Festival in Tokyo.

Fran Witham is a poet and social worker who lives and works in Wrentham, MA. She writes tanka, haiku and haibun. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online journals and anthologies.

J. Zimmerman’s tanka have been published in North America, Australia, and Europe. She is currently writing The Tanka Revision Workbook for her tanka revision workshop.