World Poetry Celebrates the Talented Tanka Poet Kozue Uzawa.

logo tinyAriadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show, July 7, 1-2 pm CFRO 100.with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon, Volunteer Sharon Rowe and sound engineer Victor Schwartzman, welcomed the knowledgeable poet and editor, Kozue Uzawa in a fascinating interview about Tanka and Haiku with tips for writing the two different forms in English. World Poetry theme music by the well known World Poetry Music Advisor, Yoshifumi  Sakura and Tibetan Children in Vancouver. 

E-poets: Vani Predeep, India, Rashmi Jain and Davynouich Fidel from Nigeria

Click here to listen to the radio show!

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Kozue Uzawa writes: I am a Tanka poet (I’m a Traveler, 2011), editor & publisher of GUSTS (Canada’s first English Tanka journal), award winning translator (FERRIS WHEEL: 101 Modern and Contemporary Tanka;  Kaleidoscope: selected Tanka of Shuji Terayama), retired university prof. (PhD. University of British Columbia). Taught Japanese language, culture, and literature at University of Lethbridge. Her tips for  English Tanka and Haiku writers:  

Haiku in English: Three lines, about 10 syllables.

Tanka in English: 5 lines 17-20 syllables. an exquisite journal.


my lunch

one big pizza triangle—

a feeling of

something missing

grows as I eat

Kozue Uzawa (C)


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