5 Tanka featured on Shreve Memorial Library Electronic Poetry Network

In addition to my regular poems, I have been writing tanka in recent weeks. Several weeks ago on Curtis Dunlap’s Tobacco Road blog http://www.tobaccoroadpoet.com/, Carlos Colon posted an invitation to submit short poems for possible use on the Shreve Memorial Library’s Electronic Poetry Network (EPN) , and I sent him a group of tanka and short poems

I’m delighted that five of my tanka (one per day / weekend) will be featured next week (the week of January 4th, 2010) on the  Electronic Poetry Network. However, after that week, the link won’t work.

The poems will be running all day (or all weekend) long on an electronic message board at the Main Library in Shreveport, Louisiana.  There will also be a companion location for the EPN on the Library’s web site where you can see all five poems. The poems are usually posted on Monday morning. In addition, the “Poem of the Day” is e-mailed to poetry lovers in the  21-branch library system. During that week only, you can see a different tanka each day by visiting: 


And if you are visiting after the week of January 4th, you might enjoy seeing the other poems posted there.

So I hope you will stop by the EPN and enjoy my poems.



About penhart

I am a poet and writer, published widely in journals and anthologies, and my literary autobiography appears as an extended essay in "Contemporary Authors." My poems have recently appeared in "Rattle" ,"Tiferet," and "U.S. 1 Worksheets". Work has also appeared in "The Valparaiso Poetry Review," and "Umbrella." Recent books include 'One Bowl" (2012); "Recycling Starlight" (2010); and "The Night Marsh" (2008).. Earlier collections include "Along River Road"; "Lizard Light: Poems From the Earth"; and "Buried in the Sky." My illustrated alphabestiary for children, "The Beastie Book," was published in the December, 2009, by Shenanigan Books. I have won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as awards from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for my work in the anthology "American Nature Writing 2002." I was invited to be a "featured poet" and read at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival, and was awarded a residency / fellowship for January, 2011, at VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts." I live in the South Jersey shore area, and work as a visiting poet in the schools through programs sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and various other agencies. I'm still fairly new at blogging and hope to add more graphics, etc., as I learn more.
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