Volume 8

Forget the history of movements and genres and forms—this issue explores some of the poetry, poetic techniques, and intersecting, polyglot voices that seem to us to represent the poetic spirit animating Tokyo in 2019. 

Poetry and Translations by

Joshua Burns, Stanford Cheung, John Francis Cross, Ryan Dzelzkalns, William Elliot, Naoko Fujimoto, Noriko Gamblin, Derek Gromadzki, Naoko Higashi 東直子, Akane Ichinose, Inagaki Hiloco, Arkaye Kierulf, Taylor Mignon, Sawako Nakayasu, Jasmine Nihmey Vasdi, Katsumasa Nishihara, Gemma Parker, Kno Saki 神野紗希, Simon Scott, Todd Silverstein, Jordan A.Y. Smith, Tanikawa Shuntaro, Joy Waller, Sharni Wilson, David Walton Wright, and Miki Yuuri


Essays/Reviews by Jordan A. Y. Smith and Todd Silverstein, Laurel Taylor, and Daryl Maude

Art by Mad Dog Jones


From this issue:

Sawako Nakayasu

Bright Sun in the Head of

the Girls (Translation)

Derek Gromadzki

Eau de Temps

Tokyo Poetry Journal


Tokyo Poetry Journal
c/o Jeffrey Johnson
English Department, Daito Bunka University
Iwadono 560 Higashimatsuyama-shi
Saitama-ken 355-8501 Japan

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