UOG Professor Publishes American-Style Tanka Book
Dr. Yukiko Inoue-Smith, a professor of Educational Psychology and Research at the University of Guam School of Education announces the release of her new book, The Wail of Gaea, published by David Publishing.
The book features a forward from Olympia Terral and illustrations from UOG alumnus Omron Monroe Soto.
Compared to haiku, Japan’s oldest and most esteemed poetry genre called “tanka” is not as familiar to people in the United States or rest of the world. In recent decades, however, Inoue-Smith has come to realize that tanka is becoming increasingly popular among Western readers, presumably because they recognize that this ancient poetic style provides an ideal format and length for expressing their emotions. This book is an introduction to a new creation of the English language tanka (or American tanka). This book is also a collaboration of art and poetry.
Yukiko Inoue-Smith, PhD, is a Professor of Education at the University of Guam, where she teaches educational psychology. Books in the specialized field include: Cases on Blended and Online Learning Technologies, and Online Education for Lifelong Learning. Tanka books recently published include: Was It All A Dream?, and Cat Tanka, Vol. 1.
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