Monday, March 15, 2010

New Blog Coming

The new website located at will incorporate a blog feature where future updates will be posted. This blog will shortly be closed. The archive will be maintained indefinitely, but all readers should direct their attention to the new website and blog.

Thank you for being a loyal reader of Atlas Poetica and I look forward to learning more about our poetic world as ATPO embarks on its third year of on-time publication.


M. Kei
Editor, Atlas Poetica : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka

Press Release: ATPO 5 Published, New Website Unveiled, Special Features Coming Soon

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15 March 2010 - Perryville, Maryland, USA

Keibooks is pleased to announce the publication of Atlas Poetica : A Journal of Contemporary Tanka, issue 5 (Spring, 2010) and the unveiling of its new website, Atlas Poetica, edited by M. Kei, is published in print and digital formats, both available through the new website, . ATPO contains 72 pages of poetic content in a large, 8.5 x 11 inch format to accommodate individual tanka, tanka prose, tanka sequences, book reviews, articles, and international resources. Print ISSN is 1939-6465 and the digital ISSN is 1945-8908.

ATPO is the only tanka journal devoted exclusively to tanka poetry of place. It brings multiple language offerings from poets around the world together in each issue. It is also the only tanka journal that devotes itself to tanka literature in all its forms, including individual tanka, tanka sequences, tanka prose, shaped tanka, book reviews, articles, and international resources. ATPO seeks to publish all forms of tanka tradition and innovation from well-known and emerging poets and authors around the world. For full submission information, please visit the new website at:

The Atlas Poetica website has been updated to facilitate the reading and buying of the journal and providing submission information for authors and poets, and also includes a Special Features section. This free to read section will showcase tanka from different communities around the world. The upcoming Special Features are ‘25 Romanian Tanka Poets, One Poem Each’ in English and Romanian edited by Magdalena Dale and Vasile Moldovan and ‘25 Canadian Tanka Poets in English and French’ edited by Aurora Antonovic. To receive announcements about the Special Features, readers should subscribe to Keibooks-Announce (at) googlegroups (dot) com.

ATPO is in the process of revamping its support for multiple languages on the website and updating its list of international resources. In addition, ATPO 7 will be a special issue dedicated to tanka in translation, information, and resources from around the world. Volunteer translators who would like to assist with the effort should contact Editor (at) AtlasPoetica (dot) org. Individuals and organizations who would like to be listed or to update their listing with ATPO should do contact the same address. Book notes of up to 200 words in any language will be published on a space available basis.

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Atlas Poetica : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka is published by Keibooks (USA).

M. Kei, editor
P O Box 1118
Elkton, MD, 21922-1118
Keibooks (at) gmail (dot) com

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