After a long silence, JIPS will be holding a new meeting this November. I’m rather sad to say they seem to be moving their base of activities away from Kyoto to Osaka, however they do have an impressive list of speakers, so it might be worth making the trek down into the heaving hurdy-gurdy of the metropolis… Here are the details from Jane Nakagawa:
Meeting: Saturday November 17, 2012: 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Location: Osaka University, Toyonaka Campus
Directions in English: http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/
Gengo Bunka Kenkyuka Building 7, large meeting room on the 2nd floor (言語文化研究科大会議室): http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/ja/
Contact: Trane DeVore, Osaka University
Telephone: 06 6850 5886 (Osaka University)
Come join us for a friendly poetry reading and discussion. Open to the public.
All are welcome. Languages used will be English and Japanese.
Speakers/Readers: Eric SELLAND, Goro TAKANO, Jane JORITZ-NAKAGAWA, Kiyoko OGAWA, Loren GOODMAN, Trane DeVORE and Yoko DANNO.
Information about the Speakers / Readers:
Yoko DANNO (團野葉子) is the author of several books and chapbooks of English poetry published in Japan and the USA. A collaborative work, “a sleeping tiger dreams of manhattan: poetry, photographs and music” by Danno, James C. Hopkins & Bernard Stoltz, translated from English, will be published (Mansards, Latvia) in September, 2012. Her English translation of “Songs and Stories of the Kojiki” was published by Ahadada Books (Toronto/Tokyo, 2008).
Trane DeVORE (トレーン・デボォア)’s work has appeared in Mirage, Crowd, First Intensity, Chain, Salt Hill, 26, The Electronic Poetry Review, Poetry Nippon, and many other venues. He has published two books of poetry ― “series/mnemonic” (1999) and “Dust Habit” (2005) ― both with Avec Books. He currently lives in Osaka and teaches at Osaka University.
Loren GOODMAN (ローレン・グッドマン) is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and English Literature at Yonsei University/Underwood International College in Seoul, South Korea and Pacific Correspondent for The Best American Poetry Web Blog. He won a Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, selected by W. S. Merwin, for his poetry book “Famous Americans,” and is also the author of the poetry chapbooks “Suppository Writing” and “New Products.”
Jane JORITZ-NAKAGAWA (中川ジェーン）is the author of seven volumes of poetry, most recently “Invisible City” (White Sky Ebooks, USA). Other 2012 publications include two chapbooks with quarter after press (USA), “flux of measure” and “season of flux,” and a poetry broadside, “blank notes,” with Country Valley Press (USA). She currently divides her time between Shizuoka and Nagano prefectures.
Kiyoko OGAWA (小川聖子) is a poet, translator and essayist, writing monthly essays on world literature for “Saku.” She has published five English and three Japanese books of poetry, as well as an academic monograph on T.S.Eliot. Her work has been included in anthologies and journals such as “other side river,” “Sunrise from Blue Thunder,” “Prairie Schooner,” and others.
Eric SELLAND (エリック・セランド)’s new poetry chapbook is “Still Lifes.” Translations of poems by Takagai Hiroya and Sekiguchi Ryoko appear in the current issue of Big Bridge, and his translation of Wago Ryoichi will appear in a forthcoming issue of ElevenEleven.
Goro TAKANO (高野吾朗） was born in the city of Hiroshima, and is assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Saga University, where he teaches English and Japanese literature. He obtained his M.A. from the University of Tokyo (American Literature), and his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (English/Creative Writing). His first novel, “With One More Step Ahead”, was published in US by BlazeVOX in 2009.