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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Dean Brink This essay argues that Tawara Machi's poetry both sustains the intertextual bias of classical court poetry and uses it to incorporate some of the most ubiquitous texts of our age: advertising and other consumer discourse. Tawara's reinvention of contemporary tanka is based...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 93–112.
Published: 01 February 2004
... to “tokkan” shigan su foolish the dream of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere believing I could as a “Special Cadet” save the Motherland I volunteer. This is a tanka (Japanese...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 August 2008
... experiences of colonial racism. Dean Brink’s “Commercial and Heian Modes of Intertextuality in Tanka by Tawara Machi” is a shift in direction, but this essay also reads poet- ics in the moment. The poetics at stake are those of Tawara...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 219–243.
Published: 01 February 2001
... images or tankas on display in any of the temples, and only minimal signs of worship were evident. But this may have been related to the fact that there were few visitors in town at this time of the year. On my second visit...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 735–762.
Published: 01 November 2022
... was largely centered around poetry: haiku, tanka, and free verse. There were also essays, responses to current events, reviews of books and films, advertisements, art, and short biographies of contributors (which will be touched on again later). By and large, especially in the first few decades of its...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 465–497.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... In the Heian period, for instance, the most popular type of Japanese poetry, short poems (tanka) made up of thirty-one syllables, was commonly referred to as thirty-one graphs (misohito-moji). In other words, the poem’s syllabic Yoda Literary History against the National...
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positions (1994) 2 (3): 542–569.
Published: 01 August 1994
... mother, wife, and daughter- in Hakodate, from 24 April until June 1909. Miyazaki and Takuboku met at a society for tanka poets in Hakodate during the summer of 1907. 18 This is, at least, Kuwabara Takeo’s appraisal...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 601–628.
Published: 01 August 2008
... became a regular daily feature with a sig- nificantly increased number of contributors. Featured on the same page as serialized fiction, tanka, and haiku, senryu had both a wide audience and a large number of participants from the Japanese...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 607–636.
Published: 01 August 2013
... by the text itself, as Kubo questions his lack: “Kubo lit a cigarette and wondered: what is my greatest desire? . . . what positions 21:3  Summer 2013 624 is it that I, in truth, want?”71 Here Kubo cites a tanka...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 89–143.
Published: 01 February 2010
... and Wangchuk, “ ‘We’re Not Home,’ ” 183. On Indian and Nepali resentment of Tibetan exiles, see Tanka Subba, Flight and Adaption: Tibetan Refugees in the Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya (Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works...