Yokohama-based essayist and poet Morgan Gibson has been and continues to be one of the most prolific contributors to Japan’s English literary scene. Of his own work he had poems published in the 1970s in pioneering journals like One Mind and Kyoto Review and later, in the ’80s, in publications like Blue Jacket; his most recent poetry has appeared in Yomimono.

Gibson has contributed editorially to Edge: International Arts Interface; the Japan Environmental Monitor; and the Japan Poetry Review. Printed Matter published his column “Buddhas in Question” in the mid-’90s. He now writes the column “Philosophizing in the Void” for the Kyoto Journal.

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