Modern English Tanka Press comes to an end with 2019.

Modern English Tanka Press (aka MET Press) is my, Denis Garrison’s, small publishing proprietorship. MET Press did business from 2006-2019 publishing both print and digital editions of books of poetry, journals, etc., related primarily to tanka, haiku, and other eastern short forms. Today, my blog, Tanka In English, is all that remains of MET Press which will go out of business at the end of this month. The printing relationship with Lulu Press will be ended this month and no further print publishing will be undertaken. MET Press’s many titles will be available to varying degrees in the secondary market but I will not be involved in that market. I have no stocks of out-of-print MET Press books so, please, no purchasing inquiries. Beginning in 2020, Tanka In English will be my personal blog; nothing more. It is my hope to continue the blog indefinitely as an archive of many great poetic works and resources for the reading public and as a place for my new poetry to appear. I do not plan to send out poetry submissions to journals, anthologies, etc. any more. My progressively worsening health is the main cause of this wrap up of MET Press and general withdrawal from participation in the poetry community. I have had a fabulous time in Tanka Town and met many wonderful and creative writers and artists. Still, there always comes a time to go home from the fair.

tiny studio
cramped and dark
now silent
oh … how the memories
flash across its walls

Denis M. Garrison

2 thoughts on “Modern English Tanka Press comes to an end with 2019.

  1. Denis, you have enriched my life & vision by your MET publications & your blog Tanka In English. Whatever little that I picked up about #tanka is through your writings, post & publication. Therefor it is sad to see end of something that was cherished. But then all good things have to end, no? I pray for your health & shall look forward to your writings “Tanka in English”. Take care _/\_

    somewhere a clock ticks by~
    no sounds~
    but lengthening shadows~
    now touch the edge~
    not obscuring Sun


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