Archive for the ‘poetry’ Category

Not too long ago, Mikami Kan (三上 寛) – a folk/blues legend in Japan – came to Osaka to play at Imagination Pika Space as part of the Night of 1,000 Eyes series, curated by the serious and mysterious DJ Mike 1,000 Eyes. I’d seen Mikami Kan play once before in Kyoto in tandem with […]


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.


Several years ago now, I was interviewed by Dani Burlison for the fantastic, but short lived, Petals and Bones zine/website. Since this interview is no longer available on line, I’ve decided to post it again, here. I’m fairly certain that the self-portrait above was the author image affixed to the original interview. Sadly, the words […]


On August 14th I read some of my father’s poetry as part of an Obon event held at the wonderful MIIT House performance space, a converted butcher shop (hence the name) that often features avant-garde improvisational music and dance. Performers included, among others, Mangrove Kipling on electro-noise box, saxophonics by  Jonas Labhart and Jerry Gordon, […]