Tako Tanka


Illustrated with two reduction linocuts in nine separate impressions.

Artwork size: 12 x 9”
Paper size: 14 x 11”

Signed and numbered edition of 10
Archival paper
Ships in clear sleeve in a sturdy flat package.

2 in stock

A Japanese tanka is a lyrical poem with 31 syllables expressing love and gratitude.

Printed as part of the Words of Courage 2022 poetry broadside collection; a collaboration between Partners in Print, Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Partial proceeds from the sale of this print will go to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Octopus love is
More than eight arms and wider
than the vast sea. Their
swimming fills their three hearts with
joy, whilst also filling mine.

– Lani Martin