A Tanka Writing Exercise, and More

Post date: Dec 23, 2012 6:21:58 AM

Two new tanka-related additions now appear on the Essays and Tanka pages. They are both excerpted from Sheila Bender’s Creative Writing DeMystified (McGraw-Hill, 2011), which I was privileged to contribute to. One is a tanka-writing exercise, “Take Your Turn at Tanka,” and the other is a short explication of one of my own tanka, “Down the Distant Mountain.” Maybe the year ahead is a year for you to try tanka, if you haven’t tried it before?