Tanka Society of America

After thinking about it for many years, and planning it for about a year, I founded the Tanka Society of America. I organized and led the inaugural meeting on 14 April 2000, at the Global Haiku Festival at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Fourteen poets were present for this inaugural meeting, mostly at my invitation. By the end of December 2000, ninety-six poets had joined the society as charter members, and the society thrives today with nearly 250 members, primarily in the United States. For more information about the Tanka Society of America, please see the following links: