Welcome to the Final Announcement at the Inaugural Tanka Fest 2013: Tanka'way at Mandy's Pages: The announcement of the winners. It has been an amazing fortnight of entries earlier this month, with another ten days of excitement, waiting for the results. My sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all the contestants who participated. Many of you have submitted outstanding tanka, a reflection of dedication to this genre of poetry, while it is apparent that many are totally new to this form. Regardless of the varying differences in the tanka qualities, I thank each one of you for participating in this inaugural step towards tanka awareness by Mandy's Pages. I am very proud of you. It is my earnest wish to take this forward on an annual basis, so you can expect to hear more from me regarding tanka reviews, tanka book reviews, tanka author interviews, discussions and more.
Mandy's Pages is proud to announce the following tanka (and poets) as the winners of the
Inaugural Tanka Fest 2013: Tanka'way.
Pamela A. Babusci
Selected by David Terelinck
It would have been
Selected by Brian Zimmer
The Winner of the Encouragement Award selected by Kathabela Wilson is ...
about to unzip
—in the bright sun
you reveal yourself
high above me
Ernesto P. Santiago
Congratulations to all of you. Mandy's Pages is very proud of you.
The books are Casting Shadows, Grevillea & Wonga Vine, and Wind Through the Wheatfields (donated by David Terelinck), and
Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 1 (donated by M. Kei)
Encouragement Award : USD 50.00 + a book + a fully-paid, 12-month subscription to Eucalypt + an Encouragement Award certificate
(a total value of USD 120.00) Book: Casting Shadows
Seven 'Finalists' will be awarded Certificates of Merit along with a book each from Kathabela Wilson.
Cash prizes have been contributed by Brian Zimmer, Darryl Rozario, Jim Bessey (@ So Write Us) and a couple of anonymous donors.
For more details, contact
Mandy’s Pages Tanka Resources