Tanka poetry interacts with the senses sight, smell, touch, taste and sound, through descriptive language which produces strong imagery. Originating in Japan over 600 years ago, Lee Jackson uses this early form of poetry to be mindful of people and nature present in the district of Adur and Worthing today.
About Lee Jackson the Poet
Lee is a poet who has studied Japanese short form poetry for the last decade.
Lee’s poems are inspired by his travels, the seaside town where he lives and the people and wildlife who inhabit it.
The Tanka poems are a contemporary take on the ancient art of Waka poetry writing.
With all the Time in the World, 99 Tanka Poems by Lee Jackson was published in 2015.
MoonInk are taking poetry out of the book, one word at a time.
The mission at MoonInk is to bring poetry to life by taking the verse out of the book and into the world to gain a wider audience for the poetry in our lives.
We are sharing social responsibility by developing the mindfulness and wellbeing of the people living in our communities by providing Tanka Poetry Workshop material for community groups and schools, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The poems are available printed onto products by MoonInk with t-shirts, tea towels, mugs, aprons, cushions and cards available at www.moonink.co.uk and at the Pier Road Coffee & Art Gallery in Littlehampton.
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