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POETRY

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Cartoons / ZERO GRAVITY
May 27, 2023
Roger Dahl on blogs
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LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
May 5, 2023
Why bilingual literature is needed in a place like Japan
Only when Japan’s great stories are translated into other languages can we get a glimpse into the real lives of people living here.
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CULTURE / Books
Apr 6, 2023
'Mister Timeless Blyth' traces the indelible influences of Zen and poetry
Alan Spence"s new novel, which was nearly 10 years in the making, follows the life of R.H. Blyth, a British scholar who helped bring Japanese poetry to the West.
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CULTURE / Books
Mar 8, 2023
‘A Kamigata Anthology’: Everyday enjoyments of everyday people
The collection chronicles the rise of the “commoner arts" through genres like travelogs, poetry and easy-reading books that entertained the masses during the Edo Period (1603-1867).
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CULTURE / Books
Feb 26, 2023
'Pink Waves': Poetry in conversation with grief and inspiration
Artist Sawako Nakayasu’s poetic composition, which was constructed in front of an audience over three days, offers a raw response to her sources of inspiration and her spectators.
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CULTURE / Books
Jan 29, 2023
Matsuo Basho's complete works reveal the sensuality and innovation of a master poet
Andrew Fitzsimons offers carefully considered translations of the poet’s works, including his famous haiku about a frog in a pond, in “Basho: The Complete Haiku of Matsuo Basho.”
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CULTURE / Books
Jan 22, 2023
'An Open Parenthesis' finds music in the silences
Philip Rowland’s new collection of poems contains nine interwoven sequences that allow the entries to be read as both separate entities and parts of a complete work.
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JAPAN
Jan 18, 2023
In poem, Emperor Naruhito hopes COVID-disrupted lives return to normal
The emperor"s poem drew on his and Empress Masako"s online attendance at the National Cultural Festival held in Wakayama Prefecture in 2021.
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LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Dec 30, 2022
There’s more going on in a haiku than just the 5-7-5 syllable rule
Dive into one of Japan's most fascinating art forms during the holidays and think up a couple of haiku poems to celebrate the season.
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CULTURE / Books
Dec 4, 2022
Firebrand poet Rin Ishigaki speaks for modern women in 'This Overflowing Light'
Poet Rin Ishigaki may not have been as prolific as some of her contemporaries such as Makoto Ooka and Shuntaro Tanikawa, but she occupies a unique space in Japanese poetry with her affinity for elevating the familiar and her pragmatic take on the human condition.
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Cartoons / ZERO GRAVITY
Oct 22, 2022
Roger Dahl on the mystery behind Japan's poetry
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JAPAN / Society
Sep 27, 2022
Street poet turns to words to help cure ills of abusive religious upbringing
The issue of children suffering at the hands of over-zealous religious parents tends to be glossed over by Japanese society as a private problem.
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CULTURE / Books
Sep 22, 2022
Jenny Xie explores the subversive power of the concealed and the overlooked
In her new poetry collection, u201cThe Rupture Tense,u201d Xie peeks at the past to examine the consequences of u201chow we see, what we see, and also what we allow to remain unseen.u201d
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CULTURE / Books
Jul 23, 2022
The 'private rebellion' of Hong Kong's poets
Anglophone writers such as Eric Yip and Nicholas Wong are gaining recognition abroad for challenging society's norms and tackling issues of race, sex and migration.
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CULTURE / Books
Feb 27, 2022
'Vou: Visual Poetry Tokio 1958-1978' is a work of art, 20 years in the making
Editor Taylor Mignon's collection of Japanese visual poetry highlights artists who are of key importance to understanding 20th-century Japanese poetry.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Feb 7, 2022
Biankah Bailey: ‘Poetry speaks to the heart of society as it exists from moment to moment’
During Black History Month, writer Biankah Bailey has worked with the Tokyo Poetry Journal to produce "Umoja," a book featuring the work of Black creatives.
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LIFE / Travel
Jan 23, 2022
Exploring the poetry of an exiled emperor on the Oki Islands
Go-Toba, Japanu2019s 82nd emperor, used his time in exile to advance the ancient poetic form known as waka.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 29, 2021
Deep underground, a Chinese miner discovered poetry in the toil
More than three decades after scribbling his first poem as a teenager in the mountains of northern China, Chen Nianxi is living a literary dream.
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LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Jun 25, 2021
Japan's office workers get poetic on life during the pandemic
The nation's office workers express themselves on COVID-19 and pop culture for the 34th Senryu for Salaried Workers Contest.
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CULTURE / Books
Mar 27, 2021
The genius and geniality of Santoka Taneda, a wandering Zen poet
u2018The Life and Zen Haiku Poetry of Santoka Taneda,u2019 a biography of one of Japanu2019s most beloved poets, is a loving tribute compiled by Tanedau2019s close friend, Sumita Oyama.

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