Publications online and in print:
Saturday November 17, 2012 /
1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
• Place: Osaka University, Toyonaka Campus / Access map:click here
Gengo Bunka Kenkyu ka Building 7, large meeting room on the 2nd floor click here
• Admission: free. Pre-registration unnecessary.
• Contact / Trane DeVore, Osaka University:
email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone: 06 6850 5886 (Osaka University)
•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 into Latvian, was 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 aft "er 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 the US by BlazeVOX in 2009.
Atsusuke TANAKA works as a high school mathematics teacher in his hometown of Kyoto. In 1991, the prominent poet Makoto Ōoka 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.
The First Renshi of the Year (renshi hajime) on February 11th at Kitchen Stories
(Participants: Trane DeVore, Atsusuke Tanaka, Caron Stijn, Keiji Minato, Mariko Sumikura,
Hiroshi Taniuchi and Yoko Danno)
To read the renshi click here
June Event:11th at Campus Plaza Kyoto
Readings/talks by JIPS members: Keiji Minato, Goro Takano & Yoko Danno
Publications online and in print:
• Poems by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Goro Takano and Yoko Danno are published in the anthology
fourW twenty-two: NEW WRITING by fourW Press, Wagga Wagga NSW, 2011
(Jane was awarded the Booranga Prize as the best poet)
• Long Fasting Since (JIPS Renshi 2) by Adam Clay, Goro Takano, Jane Jorits-Nakagawa, Jeffrey
Angles, Keiji Minato, Tokihiko Araki and Yoko Dano is published online by SHAMPOO 39
• Jane Joritz-Nakagawa's poems and interviews and Yoko Danno's poem in PINSTRIPE FEDORA
• Keiji Minato's new essay on Yosa Buson is in Deep Kyoto
• Takano Goro's translation of the Japanese novelist, Kono Taeko's award-winning short story
(titled in English "An Odd Owner") is in Two Lines
• notational by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa is out from Otoliths
• Excerpts from Jane Joritz-Nakagawa's new book, "notational" are featured in NO TELL MOTEL
• Poems by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa and Yoko Danno in Otoliths 21
• Poems by Goro Takano, IMPRISONED - A RENSHI & Seven Dreams, Seven Nights
in Contemporary World Literature
• Keiji Minato's essay, Three Poets at Minase in Deep Kyoto
• 4 poems of Jane Joritz-Nakagawa in Sawbuck
•November Event: 14th at Campus Plaza Kyoto
Guest poet: Trane DeVore
•October Event: 24th, at Campus Plaza Kyoto
Guest poet: David Gilbey
•June Event: 12th at Campus Plaza Kyoto
Guests: Takako Arai (poet) & Jeffrey Angles (poet/translator)
•May Event: 16th at Campus Plaza at Kyoto
Guest poet: Jennifer Wallace
•April Event: 11th at Heartpia Kyoto
Guest poet: Bill Berkson
•March Event: 22nd at Heartpia Kyoto
Guest poet: Jerome Rothenberg
Poems and Poetics, Ethno Poetics
•February Event: 4th at Capmpus Plaza Kyoto
Poetry-reading by JIPS members,Jane Joritz-Nakagawa & Goro Takano
Collaborative Poetry online:
•JIPS Renshi 2: To read click here
• Incidental Music by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, BlazeVOX
• With One More Step Ahead by Goro Takano, BlazeVOX
• trilogy & Hagoromo: A Celestial Robe by Yoko Danno, The Ikuta Press
• Yoko Danno in Poetry Kanto 2010 (No.26), Kanto Poetry Center
• Keiji Minato and his esssays in Deep Kyoto
•Yoko Danno in Praxilla #2