12 international students win Josai University poetry awards

Feb 2, 2017

12 international students win Josai University poetry awards

The Josai University International Modern Poetry Center has awarded 12 prizes in an effort to recognize international students who have created original Japanese poetry works. Dubbed “The Road Home Prize,” the initiative is in honor of former Chancellor Noriko Mizuta’s “Kiro” collection of poetry ...

Apr 29, 2016

Indiana University student becomes Indy 500's official poet

An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500’s first official poet since the early 20th century. Adam Henze of Bloomington beat out more than 200 others who submitted Indy 500-themed poems for the contest co-sponsored ...

Takuboku Ishikawa: engaged observer

Apr 11, 2015

Takuboku Ishikawa: engaged observer

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The society of Takuboku Ishikawa’s era was in dramatic political flux, and its complex issues became his personal obsessions. After his death, Takuboku’s preoccupations came to be seen as a symbol of the social and emotional upheavals of his times. The key word in ...

Poetry by Fukushima residents to be released on CD

Mar 2, 2015

Poetry by Fukushima residents to be released on CD

An album of poetry composed by people affected by the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear disaster will be released March 11, the fourth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the crisis. Veteran actress Sayuri Yoshinaga, 69, who has made reciting atomic bomb poetry ...