Now that Calontir Kingdom Arts and Sciences is over, here is my project. During the year 2015, I challenged myself to compose a tanka poem a day for a year. I didn’t quite hit the mark, but I did write 327 poems. I picked 42 of these poems to present for this project, and wrote documentation for my work. Since I knew most of my judges would probably not have a background in Japanese literature, I tried to give examples of how medieval Japanese poets classified their own poetry. It is a bit of a long read–24 pages, but if you are interested, please enjoy. The format is pdf.
Prairie Poems from the Year Heisei 27
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know!