Echoes, this year’s anthology from the Writers in Kyoto (WiK) group is now available to order from Lulu. Check out this awesome cover from John Einarsen.
This anthology collects writings by established and new writers associated with Kyoto. The contents range widely from fiction to non-fiction: an extract from a novel, a short story, and a fantasy; articles on child-rearing, ceramics, the tokonoma, and the spirit of rocks; contemporary free verse, poetry with a Taoist flavor, and new translations of Basho. Also included are three winning entries from the Writers in Kyoto Competition, and two longer pieces about that giant of Japanology, Lafcadio Hearn, who continues to cast a shadow more than a hundred years after his death. Rounding out the anthology is an essay by Alex Kerr, leading commentator on present-day Japan, together with photographs by award-winning designer, John Einarsen.
WiK Anthology 2017 CONTENTS
About Writers in Kyoto
Preface (Alex Kerr)
Three Poems (A.J. Dickinson)
On Childraising in Japan: Expanding into Interdependence (Karen Lee Tawarayama)
Dateline: Kyoto – Western Journalism from Japan’s Ancient Capital (Eric Johnston)
Poem: At Koryu-ji (Ken Rodgers)
Lafcadio Hearn and Basil Hall Chamberlain (Joseph Cronin)
Hearn, Myself and Japan (John Dougill)
Haiku Cycle (Mayumi Kawaharada)
Three Old Men of Kyoto (Alex Kerr)
Sprawling City, Sacred Mountain (David Joiner)
Writers in Kyoto Competition: 2017 Winners
1) The Joys of Silence and Bewilderment (Jane Kramer)
2) Palm of the Hand Story (Mark Cody)
3) Yamaguchi-san (Florentyna Leow)
Basho’s Appreciation for Women: 15 Poems of Female Experience (Jeff Robbins)
Tokonoma Lessons (Paul Carty)
Pride of Place – Saké Vessels (Robert Yellin)
Equivocal Ceramics (Allen S. Weiss)
Chieko’s Story: First Love at Daimonji (Isil Bayraktar)
Under the Light (Edward J. Taylor)
Six Poems (Mark Richardson)
Return to Goat Island (Amy Chavez)
Ordering the Book:
John Dougill says,
“Books for friends and family in the US, the UK and Australia can be shipped cheaply and in time for Xmas.
- Warning: shipping to Japan can be expensive. Expedited Shipping (the default Lulu setting) is around $68.00!! However, if you choose the option of standard shipping, it’s only about $8.00 for the shipping (which obviously takes longer).
It’s easy to test the various cost options on Lulu because you do not pay until the final button. Lulu also runs various types of discount at fairly frequent intervals.”