Cherie Hunter Day
tucked in the corner
along each grass stem
Cherie Hunter Day began writing tanka in 1993 after studying and writing haiku for more than twenty years. Her first published tanka appeared in Woodnotes 21 (1994) and Wind Five Folded (1994, AHA Books). She won Tanka Splendor Awards in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, and 2003. In 2003 the Nihon Kaijin Club (The Japan Tanka Poets' Society) awarded her tanka first prize in the 4th International Tanka Convention in Bangkok, Thailand. She is the author of one chapbook, Sun, Moon, Mother, Father (1997) and the award winning full-length collection, Early Indigo (2000, Snapshot Press). The Haiku Society of America awarded Early Indigo the Merit Book Award honorable mention for tanka in 2001. Her work has been anthologized in: In the Ship's Wake (2001, Iron Press), How to Haiku (2002, Tuttle), and The Tanka Anthology (2003, Red Moon Press).
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