by Hillel Wright
by Donald Richie
& Design by Joe Zanghi
Art by Peter Comaroff
by Printed Matter Press, Tokyo
2002 by Printed Matter Press for the Authors
254 pages, A5, ISBN 0-935086-02-1
of Congress: 2002105942
US$25.00, Yen 2,500 (+tax)
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Richie writes, "Expatriate literature takes many forms," and
many of those will be found in this lively anthology. Tokyo
expatriates may yet produce another Hemingway, Fitzgerald or Nabokov
though this is a city noted for terrible examples of fractured English.
For nearly two decades Printed Matter Press has provided an outlet for
best resident poets, creative writers, translators and also for
who write in English.
An eclectic group of teachers, journalists,
printers, artists, and
others, these craftsmen and craftswomen of the English word meet on the
first Sunday of each month (poetry readings 4:00-6:00pm) at the
What the Dickens
British pub in Ebisu (near Shibuya), Tokyo. The beer adds to the
This anthology grew out of those boozy and sometimes
The book is divided into five sections. The first contains pieces by
of the What the Dickens group; then sections by the Tokyo
Group and the Temple University Japan Poets. When the book
became known, other local writers heard about it, and their
make up the Word of Mouth section. The last section is by the Editor's
Guests, writers invited by the editor. For those who like totals,
there are about 80 pieces of poetry and short prose. The writers, all
are or have been residents of Japan and include citizens of
China, Ghana, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, U.K., and USA.
Authors: Ralph Alfonso. Dario Alvarado. Andrew
Borcic. Sylvia Charczuk. Peter Comaroff. David Cozy. Suzanne
DesRochers. Monty DiPietro. Kevin Dobbs. Susan Doyle. Melanie Drane.
William I Elliott. Stephen Foster. Wallace Gagne. Morgan Gibson. Jesse
Glass. John Gribble. Edgar Henry. G
M A Iddriss. Satoshi Ishizaka. Jane Joritz-Nakagawa. Crad Kilodney. Lew
Keester. Hihiro Kizuki. Noashi Koriyama. Lesley. Li Jiang. Ryu Makoto.
Markham. Douglas Marvin. Greg McElwain. Taylor Mignon. Gamal Mohammad.
Murphy. Stephen Nelmes. Steven Nickel. Leigh Norrie. Fujio Ogura. Blair
Reeve. Richard Russell. Torii Shozo. Tony Skevington. Frank Spignese.
Gregory Strong. Barbara Summerhawk. Hirihisa Tajima. Shiori Tsuchiya.
Ueno. Thomas Walker. Hillel Wright. Janice Young.
Now Out of Print but you can find it on Amazon.
Also see the 2007 anthology Jungle Crows
by expat writers and edited by Hillel Wright.
If you haven't done so