Modern English Tanka Press, in cooperation with the Tanka Society of America, developed and published Tanka Teachers Guide in 2007 for the information and guidance of beginning tanka poets. It contains primary materials and resources about tanka poetry that educators and students may copy without seeking permission. Educators, without individually seeking permission from the publisher, may use this publication, including online digital editions and print editions, as primary or ancillary teaching resources. Originally, a print edition was available for a token price through Lulu.com and Amazon.com but it now is out of print. The PDF edition is available free online, here, at the TSA website, etc. for reading and for download and local reprinting in a letter-size format.
EDUCATIONAL USE NOTICE — Modern English Tanka Press
MODERN ENGLISH TANKA PRESS, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, publisher of the quarterly journal, Modern English Tanka (2006-2009), is dedicated to tanka education in schools and colleges, at every level. It is our intention and our policy to facilitate the use of Modern English Tanka Press publications to the maximum extent feasible by educators at every level of school and university studies. Educators, without individually seeking permission from the publisher, may use Modern English Tanka Press publications, online digital editions and print editions, as primary or ancillary teaching resources. Copyright law “Fair Use” guidelines and doctrine should be interpreted very liberally with respect to Modern English Tanka Press publications precisely on the basis of our explicitly stated intention herein. This statement may be cited as an effective permission to use Modern English Tanka Press publications as a text or resource for studies. Proper attribution of any excerpt to the source Modern English Tanka Press publication is required. This statement applies equally to digital resources and print copies of journals, anthologies, etc.. Individual copyrights of poets, authors, artists, etc., published by Modern English Tanka Press are their own property and are not meant to be compromised in any way by our liberal policy on “Fair Use.” Any educator seeking clarification of our policy for a particular use may email the publisher at email@example.com. We welcome innovative uses of our resources for tanka education.
—The Publisher, Modern English Tanka Press, https://tankainenglish.com/