KOZUE UZAWA  tanka poet / editor / translator / educator / researcher (updated Oct 2014)


Shinukku - Yuki Kuu Kaze (Chinook - Snow Eater) : collection of tanka (in Japanese)

About 500 are selected from tanka appeared in the Kokoro no Hana from 1997 to 2011. . .
                                               Published by Tanka Kenkyu-sha Press, Tokyo.

I'm a Traveler: a collection of tanka
, 2011.
* This book was displayed at the POETS HOUSE SHOWCASE 2011, NYC, New York, during summer, together with other several books published by MET Press in 2010~2011.
      For details: http://www.themetpress.com/news/index.html
Published by Modern English Tanka Press, Baltimore

Susan Constable featured me in A Hundred Gourds and wrote a book review of I'm  a Traveler.

Kaleidoscope (Mangekyo): Selected Tanka of Shuji Terayama
(with Amelia Fielden),

                                          Published by Hokuseido Press Tokyo

Ferris Wheel
: 101 modern and contemporary tanka (with Amelia Fielden),

  ***This book received the 2007 Donald Keene Translation Award for Japanese Literature from Columbia University, New York.

  . . . with Dr. Donald Keene and Amelia Fielden after the award ceremony                                                                                                                              
  photo: Ruri Hazama

                                              Published by Cheng & Tsui, Boston

As Things Are. Translation of Kawano Yuko's 100 best tanka (with Amelia Fielden), 2005.

                        Canberra: Ginninderra Press

Kashu Kanada Nite (In Canada -- a collection of tanka written from 1992 to1997) 1998. -- out of print

***One of the poems is included in Shin Ori Ori no Uta No.5 (Ed. M. O'oka), published by Iwanami, Tokyo. 2000

Tokyo: Shinpusha

(You can read some poems from this book if your computer has Japanese fonts.  Please go to the Japanese Page.

Lessons in Composition and Oral Presentaion ~ from Beginners' to Intermediate Japanese~
(作文とスピーチのレッスン〜初級から中級へ) Tokyo, 1998.

                                   Tokyo: ALC Press. (out of print now after 6,000 copies were sold worldwide.)   
                                *Chinese version published in 2003 by鴻儒堂出版社, Taiwan.

    Book reviews, etc.
Blurb for Weathered Wings: An Anthology of Poetry (Alberta: The Magpie Haiku & Tanka Poets), 2012.

Blurb for To Sadie at 18 monthes and other poems (chapbook) by Edward J. Reilly (Maine: Moon Pie Press), 2011.

Afterword for about the blue moon by Joanne Morcom (Edmonton:Inkling Press).

Blurb for Meals at Midnight by Michael McClintock (hard-cover edition; Baltimore: Modern English Tanka Press),

Review of Behind Summer (translation of Natsu no Ushiro by Kuriki Kyoko) by A. Fielden and A. Yuhki (2005, Canberra: Ginninderra Press). Tanka Journal, 27

Review of Cold Waves: A Life of Tanka by Anna Holley and its Japanese translation by Aya Yuhki, 1999, Dallas, TX: Ashi Press.) Tanka Journal,  17, p. 31, 2000.


You can find my English tanka / translations / essays in the following journals. See My English Tanka page-- you can read some of my English tanka there.

Eucalyput (Australia)
Gusts (Canada)
Modern English Tanka; red lights; Ribbons (Tanka Cafe); Season's Greeting Letter (USA)
Tanka Journal (Japan)
Modern Enlish Tanka (on line version)
Simply Haiku (on line)
Tanka Splendor 2006 (on line)


Lyon-Japan Tanka Event.
Lyon, France, Sept 13, 2014. Talked about English Tanka for the Frence tanka poets.

Tanka Sunday,
Long Beach, CA., Aug 18, 2013. Tanka Society of America's one day seminar. Talked about English tanka in Canada as a guest speaker.
photo: Maggie Chula

Tanka reading.
Vancouver Haiku Group "Under the Cherry Trees" an evening of haiku, free verse, and music
at Chapters Bookstore, Robson Street, Vancouver, BC. 2013 (May).

James Mullin playing Asian flute for my reading (photo: Jacqueline Pearce)

Invitation to Tanka
. Workshop presented at the Haiku Canada Weekend at McGill University, Montreal, QC.
2010 (May).

Invitation to Tanka and Gusts (Canada's First Tanka Journal) Paper (in English) presented at the 4th Haiku Pacific Rim Conference, Terrigal, Australia.
2009 (Sept).
Tanka of Shuji Terayama. Paper (in English) presented at the Haiku Canada Weekend, Carleton University, Ottawa.
2007 (May).
photo: William J. Higginson

Syllables in English Tanka. Paper (in English) presented at the Haiku Canada Conference, University of British Columba, Vancouver, BC. 2006 (May).

Problems of Translating Tanka into English. Joint paper (English and Japanese) with A. Fielden at the IJET-16 (the 16th International Japanese/English Translation Conference), Chicago, IL. 2005 (June).

Onomatopoeia and Translation of Tanka into English. Paper (in English) presented at the annual conference of the JSAC (Japan Studies Association of Canada), University of Victoria, BC. 2004 (Oct).

Translation of tanka poems: Syllables in English and Japanese. Paper (in English) presented at the annual conference of the JSAC (Japan Studies Association of Canada), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. 2003 (Oct).

Translation of tanka: Present problems and suggestions for the future. Paper (in Japanese) presented at the annual conference of the CAJLE (Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education), University of Calgary, ON. 2003 (Aug).

Syllables in English Tanka Poems. Paper (in English) presented at the ASPAC (Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast) AAS Regional Conference, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. 2002 (June).


Haiku Canada
Japan Tanka Poets' Society (Nihon Kajin Club)
Kokoro no Hana
Tanka Canada -- Co-founder & editor of its English tanka journal GUSTS (2005--)
Tanka Society of America

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