empty garden is the first collection of tanka by Beverley George. She is responsible for launching “Eucalypt: a tanka journal”, Australia’s first literary journal for tanka only, confirming her enthusiasm for this thirteen hundred year old genre.
This book contains more than sixty tanka and five tanka sequences. Themes throughout draw from the poet’s own rich life, and from careful observation of others. Her method of composition reflects best contemporary practice for tanka written in English as well as demonstrating her deep respect for traditional waka, as tanka was known from the Heian period until around 1900.
This book is available for $15 (inlcuding postage within Australia). For information on ordering, contact Beverley at email@example.com or visit her website at http://www.eucalypt.info/