Here’s the blurb I wrote for George Swede’s book of tanka, First Light, First Shadows (Snapshot Press, 2006):

 

“George Swede has done for tanka what he has done for haiku and senryu—made it his own and made it for everyone. These finely honed poems explore an uncommon psychological range, unafraid to be conscious of the self, fearless in expressing innermost thoughts about relationships, brave in probing the darkness of shadows.”

 
 
Check out Snapshot Press online, in my opinion the best publisher in the world devoted to publishing English-language haiku and related poetry.