A Tanka Companion

by an’ya

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A Tanka Companion

an’ya — a household name in the haiku-world — is the winner of numerous international awards
for her haiku and other verse forms.

Tanka So Apt They Describe Our Own Hearts As Well

Make a personal journey of discovery though an’ya’s 124 deeply-felt poems, including several haiga
(word-and-painting poems). These are poems in which the observed world, singular moments,
and intimate feeling synthesize into five-line truths.

rail platform
flashes of mid-autumn
between cars
every coupling pulls you
further away from me

midsummer night
underneath a rose moon
I’ll wait for you
until my hands are bloodied
from holding back the dawn

an’ya brings to her poems a vital and varied life. She has been a Nascar-track trophy girl; a Slavic foods caterer (spit-roasted lambs and pigs); a Balkan dance troupe teacher and choreographer; vintage jewelry entrepreneur; and a practitioner of suiseki, the Japanese art of stone appreciation.

A Tanka Companion — Fine Edition — 6x9 in. hand-bound softcover — $21.95
English Somerset & Echizen Washi cover, handmade Thai mulberry flyleaves with botanical inclusions, Thai Unryu interleaving, archival, 2008, 130 pages.

About the Author

an’ya is the haigo (haiku nom de plume) of Andja Petrovic. an’ya loosely translates to “a peaceful light in the moonless night.”

an’ya is cattails Principal editor for the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS), and was voted one of the top ten haiku poets in the world by her peers in 2011.

She has won world-class awards and honors for her haiku and other verse forms from Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, India, the UK, Brazil, and the Balkans.

Her work has been published in numerous international publications and anthologies. She and has been editor-in-chief of haigaonline, Moonset, the Tanka Society of America newsletter and the Haiku Society of America (HSA) 2011 anthology and is a winner of the HSA Merit Book Award. She is a founder and President of the Oregon Haiku and Tanka Society. Learn more about an’ya at her Existence Arts website.

Seasons of a Hermitess, also by an’ya, is available from Rosenberry Books.

Rosenberry Books is the exclusive publisher of the United Haiku and Tanka Society.

an’ya’s next Rosenberry edition: kokoro — coming soon!

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