Issue IX, Volume IV : May 2013
Alan Botsford has published two poetry collections, as well as the hybrid essay-dialogue-poetry collection Walt Whitman of Cosmic Folklore (2010). He is Associate Professor of American Literature at Kanto Gakuin University and serves as editor of Poetry Kanto, an annual bi-lingual journal concerned with the interplay of voices East, West, and beyond.
Tanikawa Shuntaro. Across the 60 years of Tanikawa Shuntaro’s publishing career he became and remains the most widely-read of all post-war Japanese poets
Nomura Kiwao studied Japanese literature at Waseda University and pursued doctoral studies in French literature at Meiji University.
Hirata Toshiko (1955-) is a prominent Japanese poet and novelist. During the 1980s, she, along with ITO Hiromi, emerged as one of the
Tanaka Yosuke (1969- ) is a research scientist specializing in molecular cell biology at the University of Tokyo.
Takahashi Mutsuo (1937-) is one of Japan’s most prominent living poets. Since first attracting the attention of the Japanese literary world
Hachikai Mimi was born in 1974, in Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan. She received a Master’s degree in Ancient Japanese literature
Yotsumoto Yasuhiro was born in Osaka in 1959, and was educated at Sophia University in Tokyo, and at the University of Pennsylvania.
Minashita Kiriu was born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1970 and was educated at Waseda University. Her first book of poetry Onsoku Heiwa
Sugimoto Maiko (b. 1973, Nagano) published her first chapbook in 1998.