Tag Archives: Japan

POEM: my first night in Japan

my first night in Japan (for the Inoue family) I slept for twenty-four hours at least that’s how I remember it happening then we had miso soup with tiny clams in the bottom of each wooden bowl we were seated … Continue reading

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POEM: Naruto Ramen, Brooklyn

Naruto Ramen, Brooklyn where the cooks speak a mixture of Japanese and Spanish “Irashaimase!” they call as people come in off 5th Ave hang their coats and backpacks on the wall hooks those who know sit at the bar because … Continue reading

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stone #41

the heater’s fan clicks off the room is a field of silence I am imagining Mt. Fuji I am becoming a mountain

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stone #33

Listen to this poem using the player above. / / / Kinkaku-ji glows golden on my computer screen illuminates a Japan-shaped hole in my heart a class full of boys who’d never talked to girls all but one fell in … Continue reading

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stone #10

Listen using the player above. / / / first my teeth pierce the soft nori skin then move through the rice into the rich avocado in the center the mug of sencha fits perfectly in my hand and there’s just … Continue reading

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NYC Second Line

My very good friend Satoru Ohashi is playing trumpet in this video, recorded Nov. 30, 2008 in New York City:

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