Sunday, July 22, 2007


Dear Friends and Poets,

It was long overdue, but today I finally figured out how to change the name of the mailing list without having to delete it and start over from scratch. The new mailing list name is: Keibooks-Announce, the web address for reading it online is:, and the subscribe/unsubscribe addresses: and respectively.

In other works, simply substitute 'Keibooks' for 'Seamark' in your old listings, and everything should work fine. If you have any questions, please email me at the address below.

The mailing list will continue as it has, posting occasional announcements about Fire Pearls, Heron Sea, and my others projects. In a slight change, I will also post announcements relating to my scholarly work which had not been carried by the list before. Again, these will be short, informative, and infrequent. It will include announcements regarding updates to the Bibliography of English-Language Tanka hosted by and other projects of general interest. All poets and editors are invited to visit the Bibliography and send corrections and additions.

I also maintain a personal blog, called Kujaku Poetry, located at, which receives more frequent, lengthier, infomral, and diverse posts, including poetry at:

Thank you for your support and good wishes over the past year.



M. Kei

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Bibliograph of English-Language Periodical Tanka Literature

As your probably know, I am the compiler of the Bibliography of English-Language Tanka hosted by Over the past week I have been working on a new project, the Bibliography of English-Language Tanka Periodical Literature which will also be hosted at In the periodical bibliography I am attempting to document journals that regularly or frequently published tanka. I am not attempting to document every tanka ever published, just the major publishers thereof.

In no particular order, the list includes:

** SCTH (Sonnet Cinquain Tanka Haiku).
Frogpond : The Journal of the Haiku Society of America.
Lilliput Review.
Blithe Spirit.
* bare bones.
* Hummingbird: Magazine of the Short Poem.
The Tanka Journal.
* black bough.
Five Lines Down Journal.
* Paper Wasp : A Journal of Haiku.
* Raw NerVZ Haiku.
Lynx : A Journal for Linking Poets.
* Presence.
* winterSPIN : haiku senryu renga tanka & small poems.
* Still.
* Yellow Moon.
bottle rockets.
American Tanka.
Haiku Harvest.
Tanka Society of America Newsletter.
dew online
Stylus Poetry Journal.
Tangled Hair.
SP Quill Magazine.
* Hermitage.
* Noon: Journal of the Short Poem.
Ribbons : Tanka Society of America Journal.
Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry.
Gusts : Contemporary Tanka.
* Haiku Scotland.
Nisqually Delta Review.
red lights: a tanka journal.
White Lotus : A Journal of Short Asian Verse and Haiga.
Modern English Tanka.

* Need information on these. If you can help, please email me at: kujaku (at) verizon (dot) net.
** Having a hard time getting info on SCTH -- please help!

To be investigated for tanka content -- if you know if these regularly publish/ed tanka, please let me know!:
Autumn Leaves.
Mirrors - International Haiku Forum.
The Cannon's Mouth.
World Haiku Review.
Wonder Haiku Worlds.