Here is some news from Japan International Poetry Society (JIPS) regarding publications and activities by Kansai’s resident poets:
The biggest news first. Kobe poet Yoko Danno, Kyoto poet Kiyoko Ogawa (and other poets from both Japan and overseas) are featured in a poetry anthology, the proceeds of which will be donated to help the Tohoku region. The book can be ordered here.
In addition, Kobe poet Yoko Danno has published online poetry recently here.
Kansai poets Danno, Keiji Minato and Tokihiko Araki have participated in a renshi published in Shampoo.
Kobe poet Yoko Danno and Kyoto poet Tanaka Atsusuke’s work is forthcoming in a special selection of poetry from Japan in the online poetry journal Big Bridge (publication date March 2012).
The next Japan Writers Conference will take place in Kyoto. Details forthcoming…
Many thanks to Jane Joritz-Nakagawa for the update!