What is the purpose of reading and writing poetry?
Also, what does tanka, a Japanese poetic form over 1,300 years old have to offer the modern world? One answer is that reading or writing tanka can lead to a helpful insight or change of perception. To illustrate this, Marilyn will read from the work of other tanka writers, as well as a few of her own poems, and ask for response from those who attend.
a long journey to form
curves for letters
for words, for comfort
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Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton is past-president (2016-2017) of the Tanka Society of America. She received the Allentown Arts Commission Ovation Award for the Literary Arts in 2006, is Poet-in-Residence at The Swain School in Allentown, and edits the international tanka poetry publication, red lights.
Read more at The Tanka Society of America