Selected Reading


  A Few Good Books on Tanka Literature


     Beichman, Janine. Masaoka Shiki: His Life and Works. Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2002.
     _____. Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Birth of the Female Voice in
          Modern Japanese Poetry. Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawai'i Press, 2002.

     Carter, Stephen D., ed. and trans. Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology. Stanford
          University Press, 1991.
     _____, ed. and trans. Waiting for the Wind: Thirty-six Poets of Japan's Late Medieval
          Age. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.

     Goldstein, Sanford, and Seishi Shinoda, trans.  Red Lights: Tanka by Mokichi Saito.
          Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 1989.

     Hirshfield, Jane, and Mariko Aratani, trans. The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no
          Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan. New York:
          Charles Scribner's Sons, 1986.  

     Keene, Donald, comp. and ed. Anthology of Japanese Literature from the Earliest
          Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century. New York: Grove Press, 1955.

     Miner, Earl. An Introduction to Japanese Court Poetry. Stanford: Stanford University
          Press, 1968.

     Rexroth, Kenneth. One Hundred Poems from the Japanese. New York: New Directions,

     Rodd, Laurel Rasplica, trans. Kokinshu: A Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern.
          Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 1996.

     Sato, Hiroaki, and Burton Watson, eds. and trans. From the Country of Eight Islands:
          An Anthology of Japanese Poetry. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1981.

     Sesar, Carl, trans. Poems to Eat by Ishikawa Takuboku. Tokyo: Kodansha International,

     Stamm, Jack, trans. Salad Anniversary by Machi Tawara. Tokyo: Kawade Shobo Shinsha,

     Ueda, Makoto.  Modern Japanese Tanka: An Anthology. New York: Columbia
          University Press, 1996.

     Uzawa, Kozue, and Amelia Fielden. Ferris Wheel: 101 Modern and Contemporary Tanka.    
          Boston, Massachusetts: Cheng & Tsui, 2006.


     Garrison, Denis, and Michael McClintock, eds. The Five-Hole Flute: Modern English Tanka
          in Sequences and Sets
. Baltimore, Maryland: Modern English Tanka Press, 2006.

     Kei, M.  Firepearls: Short Masterpieces of the Human Heart. Perryville, Maryland: M. Kei   
           Publisher, 2006. Order through Lulu enterprises:

     McClintock, Michael, Pamela Miller Ness, and Jim Kacian, eds. The Tanka Anthology. 
          Winchester, Virginia: Red Moon Press, 2003.
     Reichhold, Jane, and Werner Reichhold, eds. Wind Five Folded: An Anthology of
          English-Language Tanka. Gualala, California: AHA Books, 1994.

     St. Maur, Gerald, ed. Countless Leaves. Edmonton, Alberta: Inkling Press and
          Magpie Productions, 2001.

     Tasker, Brian, ed. In the Ship's Wake: An Anthology of Tanka. North Shields, England:
          Iron Press, 2001.

     Ward, Linda Jeannette, ed. Full Moon Tide: The Best of Tanka Splendor 1990-1999.
         Coinjock, North Carolina: Clinging Vine Press, 2000.


     This selected list provided by Michael McClintock.

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