ORGANIZER: Adam Touhig
DESCRIPTION: Calling All Shadows
BOOK LAUNCH 25th SEPTEMBER 2011 WHAT THE DICKENS EBISU TOKYO
AVAILABLE at www.printedmatterpress.com
(and no good bookstores of course, as they die, electrified by the internet)
MAKING SURE THE SUN NEVER SETS ON 100TPC!
And the airwaves froze, love hanging like a battered cloud
Immortality, in the pages printed, 100TPC, immortal poetry for peace!
ORGANIZER: Leah Ann Sullivan
NAGOYA, JAPAN (1 of 2 Events in Japan)
Local poets and first-time poets, poets, Japanese EFL students and native (and non-native) English speakers will gather for a morning ginko (haiku walk).
We’ll begin at Osu Kannon temple in Nagoya, spend two hours strolling through the neighborhood and adjacent Shopping Arcades as the market comes to life.
We will proceed for a ten-minute walk to the next subway station, Kamimaezu, and hold a haiku-writing workshop at Mondo Books.
There will be a reading of everyone’s poems and a vote for audience favorites.
We hope to post live footage of the workshop and reading via an on-site webcam. A mix of cultures and languages, poetry and a celebration of whatever the haiku genre means to all of us.
P.S. The event is not for children due to Japanese privacy laws (against publication of children’s photos), as well as that a quiet atmosphere will be encouraged. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Osu Kannon ginko walk round-up
100Thousand Poets poems and hopes for world change final
ORGANIZER: Tokyo Poets Group
In response to the 100 Thousand Poets for Change around-the-world poetry slam-bang, Tokyo poets are invited to the 2nd floor of the Dickens from 5 pm on Sat. 24 Sept. This is short notice so we’ll just do the basics, and that will be our event: no stage, no mike, no hoopla, just beer and poems. The 2nd floor of the Dickens should provide us space and privacy if we’re in place (i.e., take it over) by 5.
“Malt does more than Milton can,” says the cynic but why not have both?
For the Tokyo Poets Group–