Handout information on tanka
WEBSITES FEATURING TANKA
Ogura Hyakunin Isshu http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/japanese/hyakunin/index.html
100 Poems by 100 Poets - excellent historical tanka text.
Japan 2001 Waka Website http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/poems.shtml The home page states this is "a site devoted to the many types of classical Japanese poetry. The poems appear in the original Japanese, transcribed into the Roman alphabet (Romanised) and translated into English. They are accompanied by commentary and background material to fill in the blanks on the world the Old Japanese poets lived in, their beliefs and society."
AHA! POETRY Tanka Page http://www.ahapoetry.com/tanka.htmis Jane Reichhold's great tanka page; read both tanka and articles on tanka here.
Tanka: Poems in Exile http://www.eastlandmemorial.org/fujita0.shtmlby Jun Fujita, 1923 (excerpt from the tanka of the man who may be America's earliest tanka poet writing in English.) See also Fujita's tanka at
Emerging from Absence: An Archive of Japan in English-Language Verse. http://themargins.net/anth/1910-1919/fujita.html
See the biographical information at Jun Fujita (1888 - 1963) http://www.eastlandmemorial.org/fujita.shtml.
Mariko Kitakubo http://tanka.kitakubo.com/english/ is a tanka poet; many of her verse have been translated into English. The website is bi-lingual. Click on the Tanka & Essays link.
Japanese poetry http://www.classical-japanese.net/Poetry/index.html
- a personal webpage with selected poems including tanka.
TankaNetz http://www.tankanetz.de/english.html- a bi-lingual, German/English, website by tanka poet, Ingrid Kunschke of Germany.
Revue du Tanka Francophone http://www.revue-tanka-francophone.com/- a French tanka website edited by Patrick Simon.
1908-2004 selected by Nobuko Veronica Sato http://www.saintjohnsabbey.org/lawrence/6poems.html
Ad for books on demand showing tanka poems http://www.voicesnet.org/allpoemsonecategory.aspx?catid=T70010
Ad for book publishing and romance http://www.types-of-poetry.org.uk/43-tanka.htm
Ad for book publishing – http://www.ehow.com/how_2292239_write-tanka-poem.html
Ad for document services - http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5108764/tanka-poem
Ad - http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/eye-of-an-eagle-tanka-poem/
Margaret Chula’s poem: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_an_example_of_tanka_poem
ONLINE TANKA GROUPS
AHAforum. A plethora of fora sponsored by Jane Reichhold on all Japanese poetry forms and discussions on other matters concerning poetry. Daily workshopping on haiku and tanka.
In the host’s words, “Mountain-Home is an online community for the discussion and composition of modern waka... heart song of the Japanese people... now not bounded by language or geography... primarily expressed in the five-line form familiar to readers of contemporary tanka.” The Mountain-Home ensemble of poets from all over the world has created a Modern Waka 100 Verse Sequence.
Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, or “100 Poems By 100 Poets” http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/japanese/hyakunin/index.html
416 Members, Archives: Public Tanka is Japan's oldest poetry form. Traditionally a tanka has five lines with 5-7-5-7-7 syllables. In English some count syllables and some just have short-long-short-long. Moderated by Jane Reichhold.
ONLINE TANKA JOURNALS
Modern English Tanka http://www.themetpress.com/MET/journal.html
is dedicated to publishing and promoting fine English tanka (including tanka written in cinquain and cinqku set forms) and is interested in both traditional and innovative verse of high quality and in all serious attempts to assimilate the best of the Japanese waka/tanka genres into a continuously developing English short verse tradition. In addition to verse, Modern English Tanka publishes articles, essays, reviews, interviews, etc., related to tanka.
Lynx – AHApoetry.com
Shadow Poetry: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/haiku/tanka.html
Tanka Society of America - http://www.tankasocietyofamerica.com/
Tanka Online – http://www.tankaonline.com/
ONLINE BOOKS OF TANKA
Also see the AHA Books Online page http://www.ahapoetry.com/ONLINBK2.htm
AKITSU Ei. Collected Tanka of AKITSU Ei translated by Leza Lowitz and Miyuki Aoyama www.ahapoetry.com/2lowitzbk.htm
Brooks, Randy. Black Ant's Journey to Japan . www.ahapoetry.com/blackant.htm
Conforti, Gerard John, Sometimes the Rain: Letters to my Mother. www.ahapoetry.com/conforbk2.html
Conforti, Gerard John, For My Brother Victor & Elsa His Wife www.ahapoetry.com/conforbk.htm
Conforti, Gerard John, Now that the Night Ends www.ahapoetry.com/nightend.htm
Conforti, Gerard John, Spirit of the Wind www.ahapoetry.com/windbk.htm
Helsem, Michael. Tanka by Michael Helsem www.ahapoetry.com/helsembk.htm
Goldstein, Sanford. At the Hut of the Small Mind www.ahapoetry.com/hut1book.htm
Tanka Splendor 1990 Judged by Sanford Goldstein. www.ahapoetry.com/ts90.htm
Tanka Splendor 1994 Judged by Geraldine C. Little www.ahapoetry.com/ts94.htm
Tanka Splendor 1996 Judged by Leza Lowitz www.ahapoetry.com/ts96.htm
Tanka Splendor 2000 Judged by the participants. www.ahapoetry.com/ts2000.HTM
Tanka Splendor 2001 Judged by the participants. www.ahapoetry.com/ts2001.htm
Tanka Splendor 2002 Judged by the participants. www.ahapoetry.com/ts2002.htm
Tanka Splendor 2003 Judged by the participants. www.ahapoetry.com/ts2003.htm
Tanka Splendor 2004 Judged by the participants. www.ahapoetry.com/ts2004.htm
Tanka Splendor 2005 Judged by the participants. www.ahapoetry.com/ts2005.htm
Tanka Splendor 2006 Judged by the participants. www.ahapoetry.com/ts2006.htm
Tanka Splendor 2007 Judged by the participants. www.ahapoetry.com/ts2007.htm
Tanka Splendor 2008 Judged by the participants. www.ahapoetry.com/ts2008.htm
Tanka Splendor 2009. Judged by the participants. www.ahapoetry.com/TS2009j 20 years.html
Galmitz, Jack. The Effects of Light www.ahapoetry.com/ galmitz.htm
Rader, R.G. Raising the Blade: Collected Haiku and Tanka, 1980 - 2000. www.ahapoetry.com/ raisbk3.htm
Reichhold, Jane. Bowls I Buy (A Play for several voices) www.ahapoetry.com/ bowlbuy.htm
Reichhold, Jane. Gift of Tanka www.ahapoetry.com/ giftank.htm
Reichhold, Jane Her Alone www.ahapoetry.com/ heralone.htm
Reichhold, Jane. Journal Journeys. www.ahapoetry.com/ jjhmpg.htm
Reichhold, Jane and Werner. A Film of Words. www.ahapoetry.com/ fowintro.html
Reichhold, Werner. Cybertry www.ahapoetry.com/cyberbk.htm
Reichhold, Werner. Cybertry Part II A www.ahapoetry.com/cybk2a.htm
Reichhold, Werner. Cybertry Part II B www.ahapoetry.com/cybk2b.htm
Reichhold, Werner. Cybertry Part III www.ahapoetry.com/ cyber3.htm
Reichhold, Werner. Cybertry Part IV www.ahapoetry.com/ cybk4.htm
Rielly, Edward J. How Sky Holds the Sun www.ahapoetry.com/riellybk.htm
Saito, Fumi. White Letter Poems www.ahapoetry.com/ white letter poems.html
Tanka by Steve Townsend (Kindle Edition - Feb. 8, 2010) - Kindle Book
Tachibana, Fujio The Wail of Gaea www.ahapoetry.com/ wail.htm
Bibliography of English-Language Tanka, compiled by M. Kei can be found online at: http://www.themetpress.com/tankacentral/library/research/
Tanka in English: A Tanka Bibliography
by Ce Rosenow
Collections of or Containing Tanka
Akihito, Emperor, and Empress Machiko. Tomoshibi Light: Collected Poetry by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Ed. Marie Philomène and Masako Saito. Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1991.
Amatatsu, Tadao and Fumiko Amatatsu. The Song of a Prisoner: Waka (31 Syllable Japanese Poems). n.p. 1964.
Baba, Akiko. Heavenly Maiden Tanka. Trans. Hatsue Kawamura and Jane Reichhold. Gualala, CA: AHA Books, 1999.
Baron, Virginia Olsen, ed. The Seasons of Time: Tanka Poetry of Ancient Japan. New York: Dial, 1968.
Bluger, Marianne. Gusts. n.p. Canada: Penumbra, 1998.
Bostok, Janice M. Dimmed the Mystery. Liverpool, Eng.: Snapshot, 2001.
Brannen, Noah S., and William I. Elliot, eds. and trans. Songs They Sang in Ancient Japan: Isles of the Dragonfly. Tokyo: Heine, 1995.
Brooks, Randy. Black Ant’s Journey to Japan. Gualala, CA: AHA, 2000. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
Carter, Steven D., ed. and trans. Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1991.
———, ed. and trans. Waiting for the Wind: Thirty-six Poets of Japan’s Late Medieval Age. New York: Columbia UP, 1989.
Chang, Juliana, ed. Quiet Fire: A Historical Anthology of Asian American Poetry, 1892-1970. New York: Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 1996.
Chôbunsai, Eishi, ed. The Thirty-six Immortal Women Poets. Trans. Andrew J. Pekarik. New York: George Braziller, 1991.
Clausen, Tom. Homework. Liverpool, Eng.: Snapshot, 2000.
———. A Work of Love. Enfield, CT: Tiny Poems, 1997.
Clough, S. D. P., trans. Homage to the Haiku Masters. Worcestershire, Eng.: S. D. P. Clough, 1981.
———, trans. Tanka, Haiku, Sijo: Versions of Japanese and Korean Poetry. Oxford, Eng.: S. D. P. Clough, 1973.
Conforti, Gerard John. For My Brother Victor & Elsa His Wife. Gualala, CA: AHA, 2000. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
———. Now That the Night Ends. Gualala, CA: AHA; New York: Chant, 1996.
Cranston, Edwin, ed. A Waka Anthology, Volume One: The Gem-Glistening Cup. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1993.
Dalby, Liza Crihfield. Little Songs of the Geisha: Traditional Ko-uta. Boston: Tuttle, 2001.
———. Sampling of Ko-uta. Rutland, VT: Tuttle, 1977.
Day, Cherie Hunter. Sun Moon Mother Father. Portland, OR: Sundog, 1997.
———. Early Indigo. Liverpool, Eng.: Snapshot, 2000.
Daniel, Geoffrey. Gripping the Perch. Liverpool, Eng.: Snapshot, 1998.
Dickens, F. Victor, trans. A Hundred Japanese Odes. Tokyo: Fukushima-Shoten, 1898.
Dogen. The Zen Poetry of Dogen. Trans. Steven Heine. Boston: Tuttle, 1997.
Dubois, Jean. The Same Sweet Yellow. Las Vegas, NM: San Miguel, 1994.
Eastlund, Madelyn. Tanka in a Teacup. Calico Cottage Ed. Beverly Hills, FL: Verdure, 1995.
Elliott, David. Wind in the Trees. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1992.
England, Gerald, ed. The Art of Haiku 2000. Cheshire, Eng.: Gerald England, 2000.
The Floating World: An Evocation of Old Japan. New York: Universe, 1979.
Fujiwara, Yoshitsune. The Complete Poetry Collection (1,611) Poems of Fujiwara no Yoshitsune (1169-1206). Trans. Howard S. Levy. East Asian Poetry in Translation Ser. Yokohama: Warm-Soft Village, 1986.
Fujiwara, Teika. Fujiwara Teika’s Hundred-Poem Sequence of the Shoji Era, 1200: A Complete Translation. Trans. Robert H. Brower. Tokyo: Sophia U, 1978.
———, ed. The Little Treasury of One Hundred People, One Poem Each. Trans. Tom Galt. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1982.
Goldstein, Sanford and Kenneth Tanemura. This Tanka World of Strings. n.p. 1995.
Goldstein, Sanford. At the Hut of the Small Mind. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1992. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
———. Gaijin Aesthetics. La Crosse, WI: Juniper, 1983.
———. Records of a Well-Polished Satchel . . . No. 7. La Crosse, WI: Juniper, 1995.
———. This Tanka World. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue, UP, 1977.
Gotô, Miyoko. I am Alive: The Tanka Poems of Gotô Miyoko, 1898-1978. Trans. Reiko Tsukimura. Oakland: Katydid, 1988.
Grant, Rae and Liza Crihfield Dalbly, trans. Ariake: Poems of Love and Longing by the Women Courtiers of Ancient Japan. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2000.
Gurgal, Thomas. Japanese Tanka: The Court Poetry of a Golden Age. Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper, 1972.
Harr, Lorraine Ellis. Walls of Silence. Portland, OR: Irving St., 1998.
Harrison, Keither. The Sense of Falling. Minneapolis: Black Willow, 1980.
Hamill, Sam, trans. Only Companion: Japanese Poems of Love and Longing. Boston: Shambala, 1997.
Hartmann, Sadakichi. Tanka and Haikai: 14 Japanese Rhythms. New York: Guido Bruno, 1915.
Herold, Christopher. In the Margins of the Sea. Liverpool, Eng.: Snapshot, 2000.
Hirotsu, Keiseki. Wandering: A Collection of Tanka Poems. Trans. Katsumi Kunitsugu. Redwood City, CA: K. K. Hirotsu, 1981.
Hirshfield, Jane, and Mariko Aratani, trans. The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan. New York: Vintage-Random, 1990.
Holley, Anna. Cold Waves: A Life of Tanka. Dallas: Ashi, 1999.
Honda, H. H. From Spring to Winter. Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1960.
———. One Hundred Poems from One Hundred Poets. Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1956.
Hughes, Glenn and Yozan T. Iwasaki, trans. Fifteen Poets of Modern Japan: A Book of Translations. U of Washington Chapbooks 17. Seattle: U of Washington Book Store, 1928.
———. Three Women Poets of Modern Japan: A Book of Translations. U of Washington Chapbooks 9. Seattle: U of Washington Book Store, 1927.
Ishigaki, Choko. Airports. Quebec, PQ, Can.: KDC, 1998.
Ishikawa, Takuboku. The Poetry of Ishikawa Takuboku. Tokyo: Hokuseido, n.d.
———. Romaji Diary and Sad Toys. Trans. Sanford Goldstein and Seishi Shinoda. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue UP, 1971. Rutland, VT: Tuttle, 1985.
———. Takuboku: Poems to Eat. Trans. Carl Sesar. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1966.
Ito, Setsuko. An Anthology of Traditional Japanese Poetry Competitions Uta-Awase (913-1815). Chinathemen 57. Bochum: Brockmeyer, 1991.
Keene, Donald, ed. and trans. Anthology of Japanese Literature. New York: Grove, 1955.
———, ed. Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology. New York: Grove, 1956.
Ketchek, Michael. I Write Friend. Enfield, CT: Tiny Poems, 1997.
Kienholz, Mary, ed. Little Japan. Spokane: Scrivener, 1979.
Kimmel, Larry. Alone Tonight. Colrain, MA: Winfred, 1998.
———. Blue Smoke Rising. Colrain, MA: Winfred, 1997.
Kirkup, James, trans. A Book of Tanka: An Anthology of Tanka from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Salzburg, Aus.: Salzburg U, 1996.
Kisaragi Poem Study Group. Maple: Poetry by Japanese Canadians with English Translations. Toronto: Continental Times, 1975.
Kojima, Takashi, trans. Written on Water: Five Hundred Poems from the Man’yoshu. Tokyo: Tuttle, 1995.
Komachi, Ono. Japan’s Poetess of Love, Dream, and Longing, Ono no Komachi (Mid-Late Ninth Century): 117 Poems. Trans. Howard S. Levy. Asian Poetry Translation Ser. 50. Yokohama: Warm-Soft Village, 1984.
Kurz, Carl Heinz. Wherever I Went: Travel Sketches in the Forms of Japanese Origin, Tanka, Renga, Haiku. Calistoga, CA: Alta Napa, 1982.
Lawrence, Neal Henry. Soul’s Inner Sparkle: Moments of Waka Sensations. Tokyo: Eichosha Publishing Co., Ltd., 1978.
———. Rushing Amid Tears: Tanka Poems in English. Tokyo: Eichosha Publishing Co., Ltd., 1983.
———. Shining Moments: Tanka Poems in English. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1993.
Lawson, Mel. The Tanka: A Japanese Verse Form. Sacramento: Hibiscus, 1993.
Levy, Howard S., trans. One Hundred Poems Each from Four Heian Poets. Tokohama: H. S. Levy, 1982.
Levy, Howard S. and Junko Ohsawa, trans. Japanese Love Poems (301-400). East Asian Poetry in Translation Ser. 11. South Pasadena, CA: Langstaff, 1980.
Little, Geraldine C. More Light, Larger Vision. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1992.
Lowitz, Leza, Miyuki Aoyama, and Akemi Tomioka, eds. and trans. A Long Rainy Season: Haiku & Tanka. Contemporary Japanese Women’s Poetry 1. Berkeley: Stone Bridge, 1994.
Lozowick, Lee et al. In Praise of Japanese Love Poems. Prescott, AZ: Hohm, 1994.
MacCauley, Clay, trans. Hyakunin-isshu, and Nori no Hatsu-ne: Single Songs of a Hundred Poets and the Dominant Note of the Law: Literal Translations into English with Renderings According to the Original Metre. Western Books on Asia Ser. Yokohama: Kelly and Walsh, 1917.
Mariano, Thelma. Night Sky. Montreal, PQ, Can.: n.p., 2000.
Masaoka, Shiki. Selected Poems. Trans. Burton Watson. New York: Columbia UP, 1997.
———. Songs from a Bamboo Village: Selected Tanka from Take no Sato Uta. Trans. Sanford Goldstein and Seishi Shinoda. Rutland, VT: Tuttle, 1998.
McClintock, Michael. Man With No Face. Milwaukee, WI: Shelters, 1974.
Miyamori, Asataro, trans. Materpieces of Japanese Poetry Ancient and Modern. Tokyo: Taiseido Shobo, 1956.
Mine, Yoko. Hyakunin Isshu No Joryu Kajin. Fukuoka-shi, Jap.: Ashi Shobo, 1985.
Nakano, Jiro, ed. and trans. Outcry from the Inferno: Atomic Bomb Tanka Anthology. Spec. issue of Bamboo Ridge, The Hawaii Writers Quarterly 67 and 68 (1995). Honolulu: Bamboo Ridge, 1995.
Nakano, Jiro and Brien Hallett, eds. Heiwa (Peace): Peace Poetry in English and Japanese. Honolulu: Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace, 1995.
Nakano, Takeshi and Naoshi Koriyama, eds. We Wrote These Poems: A Collection of Poems by Mentally Retarded Children at Nomura Gakuen, Japan. Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1982.
Ness, Pamela Miller. Alzheimer’s Waltz. New York: Swamp, 1999.
Nixon, Lucille M. and Tomoe Tana, trans. Sounds from the Unknown: A Collection of Japanese-American Tanka. Denver: A. Swallow, 1963.
Nixon, Lucille M. Lucille M. Nixon’s Japanese Poem, Tanka Collection and Biography with Her Study of Japanese Tanka Poetry. Ed. Tomoe Tana. n.p. 1970(?)
Ohara, Miyao. The Songs of Hiroshima. Hiroshima: YMCA Service Center, 1955.
Okamoto, Ikuyo. Chord and Harmony. Modern Tanka Ser. Tokyo: Roppo Shuppansha, 1993.
Ôoka, Makoto. Poems for All Seasons. Trans. Janine Beichman. Tokyo: Kodansha, 2000.
———. A Poet’s Anthology: The Range of Japanese Poetry. Trans. Janine Beichman. Santa Fe: Katydid, 1994.
Oshima, Shotaro. Poems. Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1973.
Philippi, Donald, trans. This Wine of Peace, This Wine of Laughter: A Complete Anthology of Japan’s Earliest Songs. New York: Grossman, 1968.
Philomène de los Reyes, Marie, ed. The New Year’s Poetry Party at the Imperial Court: Two Decades in Postwar Years: 1960-1979. Trans. Members of the Poetry Society of Japan and Others. Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1983.
Porad, Francine. All Eyes. Mercer Island, WA: Vandina P, 1995.
———. All the Games. Mercer Island, WA: Vandina P, 1997.
———. Extended Wings. Mercer Island, WA: Vandina P, 1996.
———. Fog Lifting. Mercer Island, WA: Vandina P, 1997.
———. Joy is My Middle Name. WA: Vandina P, 1993.
———. Ladles and Jellyspoons: Presentations. Mercer Island, WA: Vandina P, 1996.
———. The Patchwork Quilt. Mercer Island, WA: Vandina P, 1994.
———. The Perfect Worry-Stone. Mercer Island, WA: Vandina P, 2000.
Purington, Carol. The Trees Bleed Sweetness: A Tanka Narrative. Colrain, MA: Winfred, 1997.
Reichhold, Jane and Werner Reichhold, eds. In the Presence. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1998.
———. Invitation. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1998.
———, eds. Wind Five Folded: An Anthology of English-Language Tanka. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1994.
Reichhold, Jane. Bowls I Buy. Gualala, CA: AHA, 2000. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
———. Geography Lens. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1999.
———. Gift of Tanka. Gualala, CA: AHA, 2000. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
———, ed. Tanka Splendor 1990. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
———, ed. Tanka Splendor 1991. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1992.
———, ed. Tanka Splendor 1992. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1993.
———, ed. Tanka Splendor 1993. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1994.
———, ed. Tanka Splendor 1994. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1995. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
———, ed. Tanka Splendor 1995. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1996.
———, ed. Tanka Splendor 1996. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1997. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
———, ed. Tanka Splendor 1997. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1998.
———, ed. Tanka Splendor 1998. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1999. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
———, ed. Tanka Splendor 1999. Gualala, CA: AHA, 2000. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
———, ed. Tanka Splendor 2000. Gualala, CA: AHA, 2000. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
———. Those Women Writing Haiku. Gualala, CA: AHA, 2000. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
Reichhold, Werner. Bridge of Voices. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1990.
———. Cybertry I. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1999.
———. Cybertry II. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1999.
———. Cybertry III. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1999.
———. Cybertry IV. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1999.
———. Layers of Content. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1993.
———. Sensescapes. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1991.
———. Tidalwave. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1989.
Reilly, Edward J. How Sky Holds the Sun. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1999. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
Rengetsu. Lotus Moon: The Poetry of the Buddhist Nun Rengetsu. Trans. John Stevens. New York: Weatherhill, 1994.
Rexroth, Kenneth and Ikuko Azumi, trans. and eds. The Burning Heart: Women Poets of Japan. New York: Seabury, 1977.
Rexroth, Kenneth. Love Poems from the Japanese. Ed. Sam Hamill. Boston: Shambala, 1994.
———, trans. One Hundred Poems from the Japanese. New York: New Directions, 1955.
———, trans. One Hundred More Poems from the Japanese. New York: New Directions, 1974
Rice, David. In Each Other’s Footsteps. Berkeley: Pressed for Time, 1996.
Richardson, Donald M., trans. A New Collection of Japanese Poems Past and Present: Compiled for Emperor Go-Toba. Winchester, VA: D. M. Richardson, 2000.
Ryokan. Between the Floating Mist: Poems of Ryokan. Trans. Dennis Maloney and Hide Oshiro. Buffalo: Springhouse, 1992.
———. Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf: Zen Poems of Ryokan. Trans. John Stevens. Boston: Shambala, 1993.
———. One Robe One Bowl: The Zen Poetry of Ryokan. Trans. John Stevens. New York: Weatherhill, 1977.
———. Ryokan: Selected Tanka Selected Haiku. Trans. Sanford Goldstein, Shigeo Mizuguchi, and Fujisato Kitajima. Niigata-shi, Japan: Kokodo, 2000.
Saigyo. Death and Impermanence: Priest Saigyo (1112-1190), One Hundred Poems. n.p. H. S. Levy, 1983.
———. 400 Poems of the Four Seasons. Trans. Howard S. Levy. Yokohama: Warm-Soft Village, 1983.
———. Mirror for the Moon. Trans. William R. LaFleur. New York: New Directions, 1977.
———. The Sanka Shu. Trans. H. H. Honda. Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1971.
———. Saigyo (1118-1190), More Love Poems (101-200): Japanese Love Poems (601-700). Trans. Howard S. Levy. East Asian Poetry in Translation Ser. 25 Yokohama: Warm-Soft Village, 1981.
———. Saigyo (1118-1190), the Poet of Reflective Being and Natural Scene. Trans. Howard S. Levy. South Pasadena, CA: Langstaff, 1980.
———. Saigyo (1112-1190) Two Hundred Poems: Spring, Impermanency, Faith, Love, and Other Themes. Trans. Howard S. Levy. Yokohama: Warm-Soft Village, 1983.
———. Songs of a Mountain Home. Trans. Burton Watson. New York: Columbia UP, 1990.
Saitô, Fumi. White Letter Poems. Trans. Hatsue Kawamura and Jane Reichhold. Gualala, CA: AHA, 1998.
Saitô, Mokichi. Red Lights: Selected Tanka Sequences from Shakkô. Trans. Seishi Shinoda and Sanford Goldstein. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue UP, 1989.
Sato, Hiroaki, and Burton Watson, eds. and trans. From the Country of Eight Islands: An Anthology of Japanese Poetry. Seattle: U of Washington P, 1981.
Sato, Ryokumei. Red Soil: A Collection of Tanka Poems. Trans. Katsumi Kunitsugu. Sacramento: Satow, 1982.
Sheirer, John. Curve. Enfield, CT: Accidental, 1997.
———. Nothing Special. Belpre, OH: First Blade, 1996.
———. Waves. Enfield, CT: Accidental, 1998.
Shelley, Pat. Turning My Chair. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1997.
Shiffert, Edith, and Yuki Sawa, eds. and trans. Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry. Rutland, VT: Tuttle, 1972.
Shiffert, Edith. In the Ninth Decade. Kyoto, Japan: n.p., 1999.
Shigematsu, Soiku, ed. and trans. A Zen Harvest: Japanese Folk Zen Sayings: Haiku, Dodoitsu, and Waka. San Francisco: North Point, 1988.
Shikibu, Izumi. Japan’s Poetess of Love, Izumi Shikibu: Four Hundred Love Poems, Two Hundred Poems of the Four Seasons, Faith, Impermanence. Trans. Howard S. Levy. Asian Poetry in Translation Ser. 32-37. Yokohama: H. S. Levy, 1984.
Shikishi, Princess. Poems of Princess Shikishi. Trans. Hiroaki Sato. Hanover, NH: Granite, 1973.
———. String of Beads: Complete Poems of Princess Shikishi. Trans. Hiroaki Sato. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 1993.
Shôtetsu. Unforgotten Dreams: Poems by the Zen Monk Shôtetsu. Trans. Steven D. Carter. New York: Columbia UP, 1997.
Soga, Keiho et al. Poets Behind Barbed Wire: Tanka Poems. Ed. and trans. Jiro Nakano and Kay Nakano. Special Issue of Bamboo Ridge. Honolulu: Bamboo Ridge, 1983.
Stevenson, John. Some of the Silence. Winchester, VA: Red Moon, 1999.
Stoller, Neca. Bound by Red Clay. Raleigh, NC: DeeMar, 1999.
Tachibana, Fujio. The Wail of Gaea. Gualala, CA: AHA, 2000. <http://www.ahapoetry.com>
Tasker, Brian. Nothing Special. Somerset, Eng.: Bare Bones, 1995.
———. The Wind Blown Clouds. Somerset: Eng.: Bare Bones, 1996.
Tanemura, Kenneth. No Love Poems. Pleasant Hill, CA: Small Poetry, 1994.
Tani, Moto. Tanka Poetry. Trans. Shinobu Tani. Ed. Yoshi Tani. n.p. Minnesota: n.p. 1984.
Tawara, Machi. Salad Anniversary. Trans. Jack Stamm. Tokyo: Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 1988.
———. Salad Anniversary. Trans. Juliet Winters Carpenter. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1989.
Ueda, Makoto. Modern Japanese Tanka: An Anthology. New York: Columbia UP, 1996.
Wakayama, Bokusui. The Poetry of Wakayama Bokusui. Trans. H. H. Honda. Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1958.
Ward, Linda Jeannette. A Frayed Red Thread: Tanka Love Poems. Coinjock, NJ: Clinging Vine, 2000.
Waugh, Dan Frank and Frank Prentice Rand, trans. Crumpled Leaves from Old Japan. Amherst, MA: 1922.
Welch, Michael Dylan, ed. Footsteps in the Fog. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1994.
West, Bill. The Heians: Original Tankas in the Manners of the Japanese Court Poets, Including Those Published in Azami and Others, Ranging Over the Three Major Periods of Court Poetry. Chicago: n.p., 2000.
———. Kaimami: Scenes Observed While Peeping Through a Screen. Chicago: n.p., 2000.
———. The Sparrow with the Slit Tongue and Beautiful Oiwa: Ghost Tales of Old Japan. Chicago: n.p., 2000.
Witkin, Jeff. The Duck’s Wake. Potomac, MD: n.p. 1996.
Wright, Judith, Nobuo Sakai and Meredith McKinney. The Flame-Tree. Canberra, Austral.: National Library of Australia, 1993.
Yosano, Akiko. The Poetry of Yosano Akiko. Trans. H. H. Honda. Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1957.
———. Tangled Hair: Selected Tanka from Midaregami. Trans. Sanford Goldstein and Seishi Shinoda. Lafayette, IN: Purdue U Studies, 1971.
———. Tangled Hair: Love Poems of Yosano Akiko. Trans. Dennis Maloney and Hide Oshiro. Fedonia, NY: White Pine, 1987.
———. River of Stars: Selected Poems. Trans. Sam Hamill and Keiko Matsui Gibson. Boston: Shambala, 1997.
Biographical, Critical, or Historical Texts
Containing Discussions of Tanka and/or Selections of Tanka
Beichman, Janine. Masaoka Shiki. Twayne’s World Authors Ser. Boston: Twayne, 1982.
Blyth, R. H. Haiku Volume 1: Eastern Culture. Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1949.
Brower, Robert H. and Earl Miner. Japanese Court Poetry. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1961.
Coffey, Anne. Japanese Verse Forms: Haiku, Tanka, Renga. Little Neston: Cherrybite, 1998.
Copeland, Rebecca L. Lost Leaves: Women Writers of Meiji Japan. Honolulu, U of Hawai‘i P, 2000.
Fujiwara, Teika, ed. Fujiwara Teika’s Superior Poems of Our Time: A Thirteenth-Century Poetic Treatise and Sequence. Trans. Robert H. Brower and Earl Miner. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1967.
Heine, Steven. A Blade of Grass: Japanese Poetry and Aesthetics in Dogen Zen. Asian Thought and Culture 1. New York: Lang, 1989.
Ito, Kazuo. Issei: A History of Japanese Immigrants in North America. Trans. Shinichiro Nakamura and Jean S. Gerard. Seattle: Japanese Community Service, 1973.
Kamens, Edward. Utamakura, Allusion, and Intertextuality in Traditional Japanese Poetry. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1997.
Kato, Shuichi. A History of Japanese Literature: From the Man’yoshu to Modern Times. Trans. and ed. Don Sanderson. Abridged ed. Surrey, Eng.: Japan Library, 1997.
Keene, Donald. Dawn to the West: Japanese Literature of the Modern Era. New York: Holt, 1984.
———. Japanese Literature: An Introduction for Western Readers. New York: Grove, 1955.
———. Landscapes and Portraits, Appreciations of Japanese Culture. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1971.
———. Modern Japanese Diaries. New York: Holt, 1995.
———. Modern Japanese Poetry: An Essay. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Japanese Studies, U of Michigan, 1964.
———. Seeds from the Heart: Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century. New York: Holt, 1993.
———. World Within Walls: Japanese Literature of the Pre-Modern Era 1600-1867. New York: Grove, 1976.
Lubran, Alfred and Jill Barker. Tanka Uta Haiku. Margate: Narbulla, 1984.
Miner, Earl. An Introduction to Japanese Court Poetry. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1968.
Nakagawa, Atsuo. Tanka in English: In Pursuit of World Tanka. Tokyo: New Currents, 1987.
Nakao, Takeo. The Japanese Mind: Wartime Japanese Feelings as Expressed in Tanka Poems. Tokyo: Booklink, 1992.
Ôoka, Makoto. The Colors of Poetry: Essays in Classic Japanese Verse. Trans. Takako U. Lento and Thomas V. Lento. Rochester, MI: Katydid, 1991.
Stevens, John. Three Zen Masters: Ikkyu, Hakuin, Ryokan. Tokyo: Kodansha,1993.
Waley, Arthur. Japanese Poetry, The “Uta”. Oxford: Clarendon, 1919.
Books that are missing from Kei’s list:
ANTHOLOGIES OF TANKA Or Books ABOUT TANKA which may be missing on other lists.
- Dawn to the West: Japanese Literature of the Modern Era : Poetry, ... - Page 40
Ferris Wheel: 101 Modern and Contemporary Tanka (Paperback)
by Amelia Fielden (shelved 1 time as japanese-tanka) published 2006
- Anthology of modern Japanese poetry -
Edith Marcombe Shiffert, Yūki Sawa - 1972 -
- Modern Japanese tanka: an anthology -
The tanka anthology: tanka in English from around the world
Encyclopedia of contemporary Japanese culture -
Sandra Buckley - 2002 - 634 pages
Modern Japanese poets and the nature of literature - Page 75
Makoto Ueda - 1983 - 451 pages
Ash Moon Anthology: Poems on Aging in Modern English Tanka - Page 301
From the country of eight islands: an anthology of Japanese poetry -
Modern Japanese Tanka (Paperback) by Makoto Ueda (shelved 1 time as japanese-tanka) published 1996
A Long Rainy Season: Haiku and Tanka (Contemporary Japanese Women's Poetry, Vol 1) by Akemi Tomioka (shelved 1 time as japanese-tanka)
A companion anthology to Landfall: Poetry of Place in Modern English Tanka (Modern English Tanka Press, 2007), Streetlights...
SINGLE AUTHOR BOOKS OF TANKA which may be missing on other lists.
Conjunctions of Invisible Breath By Myrna D. Badgerow Paperback: $9.96
Seeing It Now: haiku & tanka by Marjorie Buettner (Paperback - Oct. 1, 2008)
Buy new: $15.00
Embracing the firebird: Yosano Akiko and the birth of the female ... - Page 10
Chula, Margaret. Always Filling, Always Full. White Pine Press, 2001.
Deep plowing the pastures of heaven: A collection of haiku, tanka, and choka poetry by Victoria Ann Cooper (Unknown Binding - 1993)1 used from $233.83
Crapsey, Adelaide. Verse by Adelaide Crapsey C 1915. (Includes cinquains she designed to be English tanka.) Reprint by Kessinger Publishing.
Ribbons Around the Heart: (Tanka Poetry) by Ronald M. Davenport (Paperback - Oct. 2, 2006) Buy new: $19.95
Day, Cherie Hunter. Early Indigo. Liverpool: Snapshot Press, 2000.
---. Sun Moon Mother Father. Portland, Oregon: Sundog Press, 1997.
Down to the Bones...New Age Poetry, Haiku & Tanka !
By Nancy Lee Destiny - Freelance Writer/Columnist/Poet/Author
A Thousand Walks By Lin Edwards Paperback: $14.29
Whispers of Yesterday By Dolores Fegan Paperback: $23.80
Short Songs: A Collection of English Tanka Poems by Amelia Fielden (Paperback - 2003)Currently unavailable
- Jun Fujita, Tanka Pioneer - Page 87
Denis M. Garrison - 2007 - 96 pages
Five Lines Down: A Landmark in English Tanka
- I am alive: the tanka poems of Gotō Miyoko, 1898-1978
Miyoko Gotō, Reiko Tsukimura - 1988 - 189 pages
This tanka world by Sanford Goldstein (Unknown Binding - 1977)
ENCOUNTERS IN THIS PENNY WORLD (A TANKA COLLECTION) by SANFORD GOLDSTEIN (Paperback - 2005)3 used from $90.00
Goldstein, Sanford. This Tanka Whirl. Coinjock, North Carolina: Clinging Vine Press.
Just These Few Stones: Haiku, Senryu and Tanka by Richard Goring (Hardcover - Nov. 1997)
And the Clouds Look On: A Collection of Haiku, Tanka, and Choka by Jeremy Grunert (Paperback - Jan. 1, 2008) 1 new from $6.68
Harr, Lorraine Ellis. Walls of Silence. Eugene, Oregon: Street Press, Inc., 1998.
Home to Ballygunge: Kolkata Tanka (Poetry/Tanka) by William Hart (Paperback - 2010) 2 used from $3.95
Tanka And Haikai: Japanese Rhythms (1916) by Sadakichi Hartmann (Hardcover - May 23, 2010) Buy new: $30.95 $23.52
Cold waves =: Hiyuru nami : a life of tanka by Anna Holley (Perfect bound 1999)
Prison Tanka: Written While in the Custody of the State of California, 1971-2. by Steve. HUBBARD (Paperback - 1972)
Somewhere, Love: A Tanka Sequence by J. E. Jacobson (Paperback - Sept. 5, 2008) Buy new: $6.99
Poetry Soup By Gabby Jackson Paperback: $16.95
Blue: 101 Haiku, Senryu and Tanka by Nigel Jenkins and His Hon Judge David Pearl (Paperback - Nov. 30, 2002)
A Thousand Petals: Haiku and Tanka by Jinna Johnson (Hardcover - 1971)
2 new from $61.98
Sea of Sky: A Tanka Collection by Doreen King (Paperback - 2007)1 used from $39.95
Blue Bamboo (Haiku Senrgu Tanka) by James Kirkup (Paperback - Mar. 1994)
1 new from $5.75
On This Same Star - Selections From the Tanka Poetry Collection WILL (Unknown Binding) by Mariko Kitakubo (shelved 1 time as japanese-tanka)
Straggling Into Winter –
Blossoms in Time--Tanka Poems in English -- English and Japanese by O.S.B. Neal Henry Lawrence (Hardcover - 2000) 1 used from $28.00
Shining Moments: Tanka Poems in English by Neal H. Lawrence. AHA Books (Hardcover - Sept. 1993)
Rushing amid tears: Tanka poems in English by Neal Henry Lawrence (Unknown Binding - 1983) 1 used from $115.24
The tanka: A Japanese verse form by Mel Lawson (Unknown Binding - 1993)
The Stream Singing Your Name: Tanka and Sijo
By Jean LeBlanc Paperback: $12.95
Where We Go: haiku and tanka Sequences and other concise imaginings
By Jean LeBlanc Paperback: $12.95
Star-mapped: Selected haiku, collected haiku sequences, one solo renga, one tanka sequence by Geraldine Clinton Little (Unknown Binding - 1989) 2 used from $179.34
Little, Geraldine C. More Light, Larger Vision. Gualala, California: AHA Books, 1992.
Cricket Never Does: A Collection of Haiku and Tanka by Myra Cohn Livingston and Kees De Kiefte (Hardcover - Apr. 1, 1997)
Tangled in Wisteria by J. Andrew Lockhart (Paperback - Jan. 2, 2008)
Buy new: $10.99
But Then You Danced: Tanka by Jeanne Lupton (Paperback - Sept. 1, 2007)
Buy new: $10.00
McClintock, Michael. Man With No Face. Shelters Press, 1974.
- The Five-Hole Flute
Watching the Buds of Dream
By Rita Odeh Paperback: $6.96
Creating Family Harmony Through Tanka by Katsumi Okabe (Hardcover - Apr. 23, 2007) Buy new: $19.95
Purlington, Carol. The Trees Bleed Sweetness. Colrain, Massachusetts: Winfred Press, 1997.
A gift of tanka: Contemporary English tanka by Jane Reichhold (Paperback - 1990)5 used from $42.24
Reichhold, Jane. Geography Lens. Gualala, California: AHA Books, 1999.
Reichhold, Jane and Werner Reichhold. In The Presence. Gualala, California: AHA Books, 1998.
Rice, David. In Each Other's Footsteps. Berkeley, California: Pressed for Time, 1996.
Twilight Sunrise: A Collection Of One Hundred Tankas by Christiana Rodgers (Paperback - Jan. 1, 2003) Buy new: $12.50
The Calligraphy of Clouds: Contemporary American Tanka & Haiku by Yeshaya Rotbard (Paperback - Feb. 13, 2007)Buy new: $14.95 $9.57
Footholds and Fingerprints: A Decade of Tanka by Susan Rowley (Hardcover - July 4, 2005) -
Tanka from the Edge by Miriam Sagan (Paperback - Feb. 23, 2009)
1 new from $23.00 1 used from $17.50
Red Lights Shakko: Selected Tanka Sequences from Shakko by Mokichi Saito (Hardcover - Nov. 1, 1989)
Masaoka Shiki: selected poems -
Kanda Home: biography of Shigefusa and Sue Kanda
SELECTED POEMS OF R.K.SINGH
By Dr RAM KRISHNA SINGH - Indian School of Mines
NO MOIST SECRET & ELEMENTS CLACK SILENCE
By Dr RAM KRISHNA SINGH - Indian School of Mines
A Charm of Finches: Haiku, Senryu and Tanka by Richard Stevenson (Paperback - Apr. 2004) Buy new: $15.95
Tidings of Magpies: Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka by Richard Stevenson (Hardcover - Jan. 2008) Out of Print--Limited Availability
Doraemon Walks you Through the Japanese Language (Haiku - Tanka) (Doraemon no Kokugo Omoshiro Kouryaku, 4) Haiku - Tanka, Sakubun or Nyushi nimo Yakudatsu) by Takaya (Paperback - 1997) 1 new from $35.00
Ryojin: Kashu Traveler: Collected Tanka (Kokumin bungaku sosho, dai 53-hen) by Yoshihiko Tomari and Lucille Nixon (Hardcover - 1958) 1 used from $130.00
All the Horses of Heaven By James Tipton Paperback: $12.95
South of Winter By Sue Turner Paperback: $9.96
Young, Karina. Bursts of Flight. Salinas, California: Vines of Light Press, 2000.
Tangled Hair: Selected Tanka from Midaregami (Paperback)
by Akiko Yosano
He Dreamed He Was a Butterfly: Tanka Versions of Certain Writings by Zhuangzi by Zhuang zi and James Kirkup (Paperback - Feb. 1998)
THE TANKA CENTRAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
Japanese Tanka in Translation (English)
A Book of Tanka. Trans. James Kirkup. Salzburg, Austria: Salzburg University, 1996.
A Long Rainy Season. Trans. Miyuki Aoyama, Leza Lowitz, and Miyuki Tomioka. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 1994.
A Waka Anthology, Volume One: The Gem-Glistening Cup. Trans. Edwin A. Cranston. Stanford University Press, 1998.
Baron, Virginia Olsen, ed. The Seasons of Time: Tanka Poetry of Ancient Japan. New York: The Dial Press, Inc., 1968.
Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko. Philomene, Marie and Masako Saito, eds. Tomoshibi Light. New York: Weatherhill, 1991.
Gurgal, Thomas. Japanese Tanka: The Court Poetry of a Golden Age. Peter Pauper Press, 1972.
Hamill, Sam, ed. Love Poems from the Japanese. Trans. Kenneth Rexroth. Hardcover: 141 pp. Publisher: Shambhala; 2003.
Ishigaki, Choko. Airports. Quebec, Canada: KDC, 1998.
Miyoko, Goto. I Am Alive: The Tanka Poems of Goto Miyoko, 1898-1978. Trans. Reiko Tsukimura. Oakland University, Michigan: Katydid Books, 1988.
One Hundred Tanka by Young Students Today. Trans. Dilenschneider, Joseph J. and Naoshi Koriyama. Tokyo: Toyo University, published annually.
Reichhold, Jane (translator) with Kawamura, Hatsue. A String of Flowers, Untied...Love Poems from The Tale of Genji. Stone Bridge Press, 2003.
Saigyo. Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home. Trans. Burton Watson. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.
Saito, Fumi. White Letter Poems. Trans. Hatsue Kawamura and Jane Reichhold. Gualala, California: AHA Books, 1998.
Shiki, Masaoka. Songs from a Bamboo Village. Trans. Sanford Goldstein and Seishi Shinoda. Charles E. Tuttle, 1998.
Tawara, Machi. Salad Anniversary. Trans. Juliet Winters Carpenter. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1989.
---. Salad Anniversary. Trans. Jack Stamm. Japan: Kawade Bunko, 1989.
The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan. Trans. Jane Hirshfield. New York: Vintage Books, 1990.
The Ten Thousand Leaves: A Translation of the Man'yoshu. Trans. Ian Hideo Levy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981.
The Thirty-six Immortal Women Poets. Trans. Andrew J. Pekarik. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1991.
Written on Water: Five Hundred Poems from the Man'yoshu. Trans. Takashi Kojima. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1995.
Yosano, Akiko. River of Stars. Trans. Sam Hamill and Keiko Matsui Gibson. Boston: Shambhala, 1996.
---. Tangled Hair. Trans. Sanford Goldstein and Seishi Shinoda. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1990.