Announcing Eucalypt: a tanka journal

I am delighted to tell you that Eucalypt; a tanka journal, Australia’s first journal dedicated entirely to this poetic genre, is now a reality.

You can discover it on
and my thanks go to John Bird who has devised the web-site.

Tanka has a thirteen hundred year history in Japan where it is still widely written. It has also become increasingly popular with poets who write in the English language. If you’d like to know more about the this amazing five line poem, please read the article available on the web-site titled Tanka; the Myriad Leaves of Words.

Eucalypt will be a high-quality print publication in which the poems will speak for themselves. Additional information and discussion will be available on the web-site and in a complimentary occasional email newsletter. If you wish to receive this newsletter you will need to email with a request to be added to the Eucalypt electronic mailing list.

I hope you are going to enjoy Eucalypt.


Beverley George
Eucalypt: a tanka journal