Volume Introduction: Revolt of the Body, Revolt of the Word: Butoh and Poetry in Japan, by

Taylor Mignon &  Jordan A. Y. Smith 


Poetry/translations by Abul Kalam Azad, Xiao Yue Shan, Peter Robinson, Tian Yuan, Huw Lloyd, Morgan Gibson, John Gribble, Edward Levinson, Paul Hullah, Peter Cole, Tanabe Shin, John Solt, Takiguchi Shūzō, Taylor Mignon, Naka Tarō, Andy Houwen & Nihei Chikako, Terayama Shuji, Marc Sebastian-Jones, Masaya Saito, Zoria April, Kō Murobushi, Tanya Barnett, Ohno Kazuo, Ira Cohen, Yoshimasu Gōzō, Tamura Ikkō, Nada Gordon, Barbara Summerhawk, Joff Bradley, Daniela Camacho, Josefa Vivancos Hernández & A. Robert Lee.


Essays/commentary by Andrew Gebert, Rosemary Candelario, John Solt and Motofuji Akiko     


Interview with Kudoh Taketeru by Joan Anderson

Photography by Morgan Fisher and Ainhoa Valle



Jordan A. Y. Smith, reviews Tatsumi Hijikata, Costume en face: A Primer of Darkness for Young Boys and Girls. Notebook written by Moe Yamamoto, translated from the Japanese by Sawako Nakayasu, edited by Yelena Gluzman. Brooklyn, NY: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016.


Tanya Barnett reviews Poet to Poet: Contemporary Women Poets from Japan. Eds. Rina Kikuchi and Jen Crawford. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017.


Joy Waller reviews Masaya Saito's Snow Bones. Tokyo: Isobar Press, 2016.

From this issue:

Ira Cohen

Kazuo Ohno Is My Mother

Xiao Yue Shan

Tokyo in way of invisible cities

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