size of edition: open
Dimensions (in inches): 3 x 3 x 3, opens to 9 x 9
Tanka is a Japanese poetic form that has existed
for over 1300 years. Longer than haiku, tanka
allows for deeper thought and expression of themes. Tankas were originally used as a way of expressing private emotions between lovers and friends. The Tanka collected in this box is contemporary, written in English.
Each wall of the box is a small book with Tanka poems and watercolor paintings by Alicia Bailey. The pages are color laserprint on Mohawk Superfine text.