Archive for January, 2008

The last issue of the Electronic Poetry Review is going up, and you should definitely check it out. Here’s the text of the announcement that I received from D.A. Powell: Katherine Hazzard, Xu Smith and I announce the 8th and last issue of Electronic Poetry Review. When we founded the magazine back in 1995 and […]


My brilliant cousin Abby Simons has started the YouTube project to end all YouTube projects. It’s called Songs From A Hat and it involves her writing a new song each week based on a title that she pulls from a hat at the end of each episode. Song titles are submitted by viewers and drawn […]


Sky Building

07Jan08

When I first moved to Osaka, I couldn’t decide whether I liked the Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル) or not. From a distance it looks shiny, blocky, and awkward — kind of like a chrome and glass Transformer that has lost its way. One of the reasons that I think I had an initial distaste for it […]


After spending a few days in Tokyo I came home to spend New Year’s Eve in Osaka. Ikko and I first went down to the local noodle shop for some soba, which is traditionally eaten in Japan on New Year’s Eve. Then we cruised on down to the Hartland for a kind of countdown party […]