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Poetry in Osaka: Nov. 17, 2012

November 13, 2012


[Below is an announcement forwarded by JIPS for their

upcoming poetry reading at Osaka University on Nov. 17, 2012.]


Japan International Poetry Society

Meeting Saturday November 17, 2012: 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Osaka University, Toyonaka Campus

Directions in English:

Gengo Bunka Kenkyu ka Building 7, large meeting room on the 2nd floor:

Admission: free Pre-registration unnecessary

Contact:  Trane DeVore, Osaka University

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Come join us for a friendly poetry reading and discussion. Open to the public.

All are welcome. Languages used will be English and Japanese.  

Information about the scheduled speakers / readers:

Yoko DANNO is the author of several books and chapbooks of English poetry published in Japan and the USA. A collaborative work, a sleeping tiger dreams of manhattan: poetry, photographs and music by Danno, James C. Hopkins & Bernard Stoltz, translated from English, will be published (Mansards, Latvia) in September, 2012. Her English translation of “Songs and Stories of the Kojiki” was published by Ahadada Books (Toronto/Tokyo, 2008).

Trane DeVORE’s work has appeared in Mirage, Crowd, First Intensity, Chain, Salt Hill, 26, The Electronic Poetry Review, Poetry Nippon, and many other venues. He has published two books of poetry  “series/mnemonic” (1999) and “Dust Habit” (2005)  both with Avec Books. He currently lives in Osaka and teaches at Osaka University.

Loren GOODMAN is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and English Literature at Yonsei University/Underwood International College in Seoul, South Korea and Pacific Correspondent for The Best American Poetry Web Blog. He won a Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, selected by W. S. Merwin, for his poetry book “Famous Americans,” and is also the author of the poetry chapbooks “Suppository Writing” and “New Products.”

Jane JORITZ-NAKAGAWA is the author of seven volumes of poetry, most recently “Invisible City” (White Sky Ebooks, USA). Other 2012 publications include two chapbooks with quarter after press (USA), “flux of measure” and “season of flux,” and a poetry broadside, “blank notes,” with Country Valley Press (USA). She currently divides her time between Shizuoka and Nagano prefectures.

Kiyoko OGAWA is a poet, translator and essayist, writing monthly essays on world literature for “Saku.” She has published five English and three Japanese books of poetry, as well as an academic monograph on T.S.Eliot. Her work has been included in anthologies and journals such as “other side river,” “Sunrise from Blue Thunder,” “Prairie Schooner,” and others.

Eric SELLAND’s new poetry chapbook is “Still Lifes.” Translations of poems by Takagai Hiroya and Sekiguchi Ryoko appear in the current issue of “Big Bridge,” and his translation of Wago Ryoichi will appear in a forthcoming issue of “ElevenEleven.”

Goro TAKANO was born in the city of Hiroshima, and is assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Saga University, where he teaches English and Japanese literature. He obtained his M.A. from the University of Tokyo (American Literature), and his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (English/Creative Writing). His first novel, “With One More Step Ahead,” was published in by BlazeVOX (USA) in 2009.

Atsusuke TANAKA works as a high school mathematics teacher in his hometown, Kyoto. In 1991, the prominent poet Makoto Oka identified him in the journal “Yuriika” as a major poetic voice of his generation. Tanaka has published seven volumes of poetry in Japanese, including an ongoing experimental series of poems called “The Wasteless Land” which draws inspiration and quotes from a wide array of sources ranging from pop music to classical Western and Japanese literature.

for 2013 events, please contact Jane Joritz-Nakagawa: janenakagawa at yahoo dot com