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Alan Botsford

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Alan Botsford, editor of Poetry Kanto, is author of Walt Whitman of Cosmic Folklore (Sage Hill Press, 2010), which Walt Whitman Quarterly Review wrote, “combines […] poetry, criticism, dialogues, myths and folktales, hip-hop rhymes and postmodern surfaces interwoven with the wit and wisdom of Whitman’s visionary embrace of the reader”, as well as two poetry collections, A Book of Shadows (Katydid Press, 2003) and mamaist: learning a new language (Minato no Hito, 2002), which, as the Kyoto Journal wrote, “may be one of the first books of poems to transpire from our global civilization.” He teaches at Kanto Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan, and lives with his wife, illustrator Minako Saitoh and their son in Kamakura. For more info, visit his website here.