The twentieth Bowerbird Tanka group meeting was celebrated on 30th March 2019, in the Crommelin Arboretum at Pearl Beach. Again it was heart-warming to note how far poets will travel to explore and share the poetic genre of tanka. Delegates came from Canberra (3), Bathurst, Tamworth, Newcastle and various parts of Sydney and each contributed so much to the day.
A report by Michael Thorley can be found on the Eucalypt website under the heading Bowerbird.
Appraisals by three poets of a tanka they particularly enjoy, written by someone they have not met can be found here and help us to explore the more distant national scene as well as the international one.
Bowerbird Tanka Group