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One Poem by Shinkichi Takahashi

With severed gills and heads, the sea bream—lives spent / in a lacquered wooden bowl, waiting / on the sullied hands of men—in example / of The Resurrection of Christ, wake from death.

Three Poems by Nagami Atsuko
Toe 2000 by David Krasnow
Toe 2000

Textural music tends to be rhythmically, shall we say, challenged. You know, slow. Toe 2000 fronts texture and sound color over melodic development, but drummer David Pavkovic isn’t shy to kick a song along, either. 

Haruki Murakami’s Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Robert Polito
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From his earliest spare fictions, Hear the Wind Sing and Norwegian Wood, through his recent, steadily more baroque and textured novels, A Wild Sheep ChaseHard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, and Dance Dance Dance, Haruki Murakami nudged contemporary realism into fable…

Peter Greenaway by Lawrence Chua
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The architect of dreams, filmmaker Peter Greenaway describes his film, The Pillow Book, an ode to Sei Shonagon’s 10th century vernacular sex diary and CD-roms.

Four Poems by Robert Kuwada

At the end of daybreak, you awoke from a nightmare: an
anadromous fish died by desiccation.

Haruki Murakami by John Wesley Harding
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Murakami’s expert manipulation of the mundane into the magical has made him one of the most ubiquitous voices in contemporary fiction.

Five Poems by Ryûsei Hasegawa
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A Tale of the Squid Falling Night

          I. In one section of the sea, only there,

Three Poems by Mutsuo Takahashi
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We, the Zipangu1 People

The island, draped in golden clouds,

Four Poems by Kazuko Shiraishi

My Tokyo

like the Lord Buddha almost sitting in this city

Four Poems by Gozo Yoshimasu

Shiva, Shiba

The man-made lake had swallowed the whole family and is shining,

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