Aussie Wins Tanka Society of America International Competition 2006

Australian tanka poet, Beverley George, from Pearl Beach, New South Wales, has won the Tanka Society of America's International competition 2006 from a field of 317 entries from various countries. Second was Margaret Chula from Portland Oregon and 3rd was Linda Jeannette Ward from Coinjock North Carolina. Beverley also received a High Mention for a second poem. She gained 2nd place in the same competition in 2005 but this is the first time an Australian has won this major competition.