M. Kei is an award-winning poet who lives on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, USA. He is a tall ship sailor who served his apprenticeship aboard a skipjack, a traditional wooden sailboat used to fish for oysters. He is the editor of theAtlas Poetica: A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka and the editor-in-chief of the anthology series Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka. His second collection isSlow Motion: Log of a Chesapeake Bay Skipjack (2008). Over 1200 of his tanka have been published in ten countries and six languages. He also writes non-fiction articles about tanka and compiles the Bibliography of English-Language Tanka. Most recently he has published a nautical novel, Pirates of the Narrow Seas, set during the Age of Sail.
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