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Cover art for the Ribbons Journal

Ribbons is the official publication of the Tanka Society of America. The journal is published three times a year, and each issue offers more than 200 tanka selected for their craftsmanship and originality. Ribbons also publishes essays on tanka by leading poets and scholars, book reviews that are thoughtful and incisive, and translations of poems written by important contemporary Japanese tanka poets. Ribbons seeks the highest standards of aesthetic excellence and scholarship in its goal to advance the writing, study, and appreciation of English-language tanka.