Archive for January, 2016

Last year in June, the poet Yoko Danno was one of the featured readers at an Author’s Live event in Kobe, hosted by Jared Angel. In addition to a magnificent selection of her own work, Yoko presented a collaborative set of linked quatrains written at the beginning of 2015. In addition to Yoko and myself, […]


2016 is the Year of the Monkey, plenty of which can be found up in the Minoh mountains, not too far from my apartment. One of the most famous monkey watching spots in the area is Minoh Falls, where the monkeys tend to come out at dusk to pick the mites out of each other’s […]


truck

05Jan16

A new poem of mine is circulating in the latest issue of the online poetry journal, Truck. Edited by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, the collection — titled The World is Not Enough —  features work by Jelena ANDJELOVSKI, Maxine CHERNOFF, Yoko DANNO, Anne ELVEY, Marcus GRANDON, Natsuko HIRATA, Cynthia HOGUE, Kiyoko OGAWA, Steven SEIDENBERG, Jeffrey SIDE, Hideko […]


loomings

03Jan16

This year, for the second year in a row, I went to Toyama prefecture with a group of friends to eat kan-buri (寒ブリ), Japanese amberjack, which is at its seasonal peak in winter. We stayed just outside of the town of Himi (氷見), which is famous not only for its large fish market and the […]