It has sequences of tanka by James Kirkup observing demented birds at a window, Sanford Goldstein at the cinema in 1968, Esaku Kondo suffering toothache and several others.
There is an introduction to Board Members of the Tanka Poets Club; several pages of translations; a report by Hiroshi Shionozaki on "THE 2nd SYMPOSIUM ON TANKA GLOBALIZATION" and some book reviews.
TJ is published twice a year and now has a new editor, Aya Yuhki.
The Tanka JournalRead reviews of earlier issues.
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