Modern Haibun & Tanka Prose #2 - Winter 2009 published

MET Press is pleased to announce the publication of the second issue of the
biannual journal, *Modern Haibun & Tanka Prose*, edited by Jeffrey Woodward.
*MH&TP; 2* has been published in print, in PDF ebook, and in an online
digital edition. This Summer 2009 issue is 180 pages in a trade paperback.
ISSN 1947-606X.

*Modern Haibun & Tanka Prose* has established itself as the first and only
periodical devoted exclusively to these two mixed prose-and-verse genres.
Haibun and tanka prose belong to the ancient and venerable tradition of
Japanese poetry and belles-lettres.

Their practice has waned in modern Japan
but, with the continuing popularity of their respective parent-forms, haiku
and tanka, in the West, haibun and tanka prose are experiencing
unprecedented growth and diverse experimentation from New York to London,
from Berlin to Brisbane, and in small towns and open countryside around the
globe. Haibun and tanka prose are busily revising the general literary map
and, in doing so, quietly reforming haiku and tanka also. *Modern Haibun &
Tanka Prose*, a biannual journal, faithfully represents the full range of
styles and themes adopted by contemporary practitioners and intends to play
a vanguard role in charting the rapid evolution of these genres.

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For more information, contact the editor, Jeffrey Woodward, at