Archive for January, 2017

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I’m very pleased to have a new piece published in the latest issue of the Tokyo Poetry Journal, alongside fantastic work by Jerry Gordon, Jordan Smith, Samm Bennett, Taylor Mignon, and many others. “Hummingbird” is an essay about my father, Darrell DeVore, and the deep connection between his music and the poetry that he wrote, […]


 This cute little Dream TOMICA rolling Cup Noodle arrived unannounced in my mailbox yesterday. I wonder if these ancient Cup Noodle dinosaurs ended up providing the petroleum that powers this thing?


textural (2)

12Jan17

All photographs taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.


textural (1)

05Jan17

I recently resigned from the stone ages and acquired my very first smartphone – an Asus ZenFone 3. It comes stock with an excellent camera so I’ve started taking lots of photographs of the vernacular textures that surround me during daily life. I’ll be posting a fresh sequence of five photographs every week or so […]


The poet David Meltzer passed away on New Year’s Eve this last year, leaving behind an infinite gazette of beautiful poetic delight. This first selection is from his 1975 book, Harps: HARPS OF BOLINAS 1. Late noon wind makes bamboo into harps. Wind rushing through tall green stalks. An octave reminiscent of skeletons. As far […]


My first shrine visit of the year, referred to as hatsumode (初詣) in Japanese, actually involved visits to two local shrines in Toyonaka. As always, I visited Kasuga-jinja, the shrine where I’ve been making my New Year visits since moving to Japan in 2005. Kasuga-jinja is dedicated to Amaterasu, the sun goddess, among many others, […]