Tanka, Haiku and Senryu Performance
4th Floor Linkway
Come and enjoy tanka poetry from Melbourne’s Japanese community in a special event with Mel-Tanka-Kai (Melbourne Tanka Group), Myron Lysenko, Dr Grant Caldwell and Dr Elizabeth Beaton.
The Melbourne Tanka Group poets will share some of their work which has been translated for a new anthology, reading in Japanese with the English translation displayed simultaneously. There will be accompanying readings of haiku, senryu, and other poetry by Myron Lysenko, Dr Grant Caldwell and Dr Elizabeth Beaton. The Yukari Echo Japanese Women's Choir will perform.
This event is a follow up to the Mel-Tanka-Kai’s performance in last year’s Japanese Australian Poetry Festival at the University of Melbourne. The group has produced their own anthology in Japanese. A new anthology with English translations, produced for the festival, will be available for a gold coin donation.
Image by Sachiko Kubota of the Mel-Tanka-Kai.