Writer, Translator, Reader. From Kyushu, Pacific NW, & Switzerland. TranslationEditor @necessaryfiction

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But apparently my superpower is not spelling
My superpower is remembering who leant me what book
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"... We were not built    for this and anyway, standing smack dab in no-man’s-land you can stop    and say, Here is a place made famous in poems. Aren’t you such a place?" From Eric Ekstrand's "Appleblossom", translations of the notebooks by Chiri, Basho's travel companion
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What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?
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cette étrange terre (Jean Follain)
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So lovely - 8 chapbooks from a diverse set of Swiss writers, out now by @Strangers_Press I've ordered mine from the marvelous @Bookscubed Highly recommend Julie Guinand's Survivor, which I read in French, and the other authors really exciting, too strangers.press/product-page…
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"...the drought and devastation of the Dust Bowl in Now in November rhyme with our modern experiences of climate change, when a tipped electric line can send a tidal wave of flames surging across the landscape, licking hundreds of homes from the map." lithub.com/a-book-about-thir…
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long gaze from the morning teacup
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This 1974 #book, For Love of Her, poems by Emily Dickinson, drawings by Walter Stein, has an exquisite, one-of-a-kind design binding by Kathleen Lord Wick: full mustard-colored morocco leather, delicate onlays of flowers and ladybugs, and unique endpapers. #WomensHistoryMonth
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extremely thunderstorm morning
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"Coolness! The sound of the bell Leaving the bell." ― Buson Yosa (tr. Earl Miner) (images: Koho Shoda)
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"I'd become so consumed with close-up, minutiae, perfection. With materials that were like skin. With nuances. With this kind of hyperdelicacy. The degree of precision this demanded was addictive." (today's train read & tired train buddy)
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Masayo Fukuda, contemporary master of kirie, or Japanese paper-cutting, crafting hyper detailed creatures from single sheets of paper, an art that has been around since 700 AD #WomensArt
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"But they are the same passerines..." Carolyn Forché
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This looks so marvelous
The World in Maps, 1400-1600 Exhibition on view soon Friday, July 22, 2022 to Sunday, January 8, 2023 beinecke.library.yale.edu/wo…
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