MET Press / Modern English Tanka Press
MODERN ENGLISH TANKA PRESS is an independent publishing house in Baltimore, Maryland, dedicated to
developing and producing works of lasting literary value. Its publications, primarily trade paperbacks and hardcover books, are produced
using modern print-on-demand production and distribution methods.
MET Press titles are retailed through its own bookstore online at the website of its printer/distributor,
as well as through Amazon.com and other book retailers.
The special mission of Modern English Tanka Press is to promote the tanka form of poetry, to educate newcomers to tanka about
the form's history and future, techniques and uses, and to work for wider publication of tanka in both specialty and
mainstream poetry venues. To those ends, Modern English Tanka Press publishes special edition books of tanka and related subjects. It
Tanka Central, the internet megasite for tanka, with its popular Tanka News & Haiku Headlines newsletter.
Denis M. Garrison, a literary magazine editor and publisher since the early 1970s, and a member of the Tanka Society of
America, Haiku Society of America, Tanka Canada, and Anglo-Japanese Tanka Society, owns and operates Modern English