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Published by Red Moon Press     August 2015

Praise for A Path of Desire:

A Path of Desire is a marvelous dance between two writers who have never met in person. Poets who collaborate with other poets, or wish to do so, will find much for inspiration in the surprising range of imaginative linking and shifting within the tan renga as the authors explore that technique to enrich and expand their writing. These poems and their relationship to each other are wonderfully and elegantly realized.
   — Marilyn Hazelton, editor, red lights

A Path of Desire brings new life and accomplishment to English-language collaborative tanka. By using the process of the tan-renga, Kathe L. Palka and Peter Newton have tapped the well of creativity in two persons to bring fresh waters to their poetry.
   — Jane Reichhold, author of over 40 books of Japanese genre poetry and translations.

selected poems




Recent News


Newly released by Red Moon Press, Tanka 2020: poems from today's world

Kathe has work included in this latest tanka anthology edited by Alexis Rotella and published by Red Moon Press. Available through Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1947271601


Upcoming Readings

December 12, 2016     7:30-9:00 pm

POETS at the LIBRARY SERIES presents:

Kathe L. Palka & Abena Busia

At The Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ


Front Cover of Kathe's newest book: A Path of Desire with
	 co-author Peter Newton

Cover image, "Cornwall Coastal Path" by Dave Bonta


Contact Kathe at k-jpalka@comcast.net to purchase a
signed copy.