Archive for the ‘literature’ Category

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, […]


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 […]


This fine assembly of local magazines, and the beautifully pink event flyer for The Vagina Monologues, landed in my lap courtesy of the more than extremely kind Victoria Garafola. ART MAG Osaka is a fantastic magazine that features articles about artists and performers in the Osaka area, while Kamihikouki (that’s “Paper Airplane” in English) is […]


  憂ことを 海月に語る 海鼠哉 — 黒柳 召波   The sea cucumber speaks of its anguish to the jellyfish — Kuroyanagi Shoha     Shoha’s seasonal haiku reminds us that the human heart contains the deep-sea motion of jellyfish in flight.


diurnal

02Mar16

Three complimentary copies of Jane Joritz-Nakagawa’s new book of poetry, Diurnal, arrived in my mailbox the other day. The handsome chapbook is published by Grey Book Press and comes in three colors (I’m keeping the silver one). You can get your own copy directly from the Grey Book website. There are twenty-four numbered poems, each […]


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 […]