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"Tanka is a spiritual experience which allows me to write about my favorite

subjects,  love and nature. I hope that my words will enrich readers, and

take them to places  they've already been or wherever they long to go.

When I read another poet's tanka, I'm hoping for the same thing."--an'ya


(Published on the back cover of red lights Vol. 16 No. 1 January 2020)

2008 TSA International Tanka Contest First Place Winner