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Tokyo Poetry Journal 7

Hi all. While work continues on the Only Gaijin in the Village book I come bearing good news. I recently had a long poem, “Kobe Waterfront” included in Tokyo Poetry Journal vol. 7. It’s the first poem I’ve written in years, and

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Once More Around the Sun

And a happy new year to you all (if you go by the Gregorian calendar, there’s obviously still Chinese New Year, Tet in Vietnam and a bunch of others to come). I’m writing this on the morning of January 2nd,

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Back in (e)print

Hi Folks, it’s been a while since I had anything much to talk about. As always projects are starting up and falling apart, or progressing slowly. Patience. It’s always all about patience. Well now I finally have some good news:

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Fuminori Nakamura, Hideo Yokoyama

A couple of updates for you. My reviews of Fuminori Nakamura’s Cult X and Hideo Yokoyama’s Seventeen, both from the Japan Times.

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Warning. Drunk & Depressed Writer

I keep threatening updates and they never come. Here’s kind of why. It’s coming up on four years since my first book came out, and two years since my last book came out. I’m going to sound ungrateful as fuck

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Gutter, Only Gaijin, Japanese Literature

Bit of an update. The winter is finally over in Japan and the spring festivals are just around the corner. I love this time of year, despite the hay fever, and feel energised again. On the writing front I’ve sent

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Snowshoe Trekking in Gifu

I recently took part in a Snowshow Trek organised by Satoyama Experience. Read all about it here.

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