Sunday, March 30, 2008

Reminder: Atlas Poetica

Just a reminder that Atlas Poetica is open for submissions from 1 March through 31 May this spring. We accept all kinds of tanka in traditional and innovative forms, individual tanka, tanka with prose, sets and sequences, not to mention, book reviews, articles, announcements, book notes, etc. Tanka in any language when accompanied by English translation is welcome. As always, the focus is on poetry of place: the natural and cultural places that we inhabit anywhere in the world.

Issue #1 is now on sale at, and features content in twelve languages from around the world. It is a large format journal, 8.5 x 11 inches, perfect bound, with a full color cover. See our home page at for more information.


M. Kei
Editor, Atlas Poetica

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Call for Submissions, ATPO 2

ATLAS POETICA : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Modern English Tanka is off to an excellent start, with #1 available now. The journal will publish an 8.5" x 11" format of tanka/waka/kyoka and its variants, as well as sets and sequences, two times a year. All poems will be poetry of place, in other words, poetry in which the natural or cultural place plays a role.

Atlas Poetica aims at poetry in which the external and internal environments are connected, and which shows the diversity of the natural world and human experience. Tanka in both traditional and innovative forms are welcome, as are submissions in languages other than English as long as they are accompanied by English translation.

Poets should send up to 40 poems that have never been published and which are not on consideration elsewhere. Atlas Poetica has the capacity to publish longer sequences or prose work, but prefers to be queried first. Non-fiction articles, book reviews, announcements, and other articles of interest to the readers of tanka poetry of place are welcome.

International announcements can be in any language and need not be accompanied by English translation. For complete guidelines, visit

Reading window for Atlas Poetica 2: 1 March - 31 May, 2008