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Title: PANDORA -VI-

Author: PANDORA BOOKS

Category: Arts and Literature (Poetry, Tanka, Haiku)
Number of pages: 212
Size: A5

Language: Japanese, English

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Book Summary

Pandora is a place from which poets with any nationalities can deliver their works to the international, to the world, with a variety of artistic as well as poetical genres, such as haiku, haibun, tanka, waka, free poems, or essays, together with the other artistic works, like photos, paintings, picture card designs, and posters, by the poets, or artists, who live in Japan as well as live abroad. Any languages and races are welcomed.

Participants of Pandora VI are as follows: Sonoko Yasumori, Reiko Ichihra, Masumi Nagai, Haruo Fujita, Tetsuo Kiwakura, Yoichi Sasaki, Akihide Nakao, Seimei Matsuo, Noriko Mizusaki, Jun Hataraki, Akira Iwai, Shigeo Yanase, Michiko Yamamoto, Nobuo Akiba, Peter Aprikott (Heita An), Tsuta Ichikawa, Haruhiko Okayama, Shigeshi Hara, Nachiko Watanabe, and Atsuko Yamaguchi, etc. They are outstanding Japanese poets. And, Edward Levinson, a haiku/-haibun poet and photographer, who is from US and now lives in Chiba, Japan, Scott Watson, a poet from US and now lives in Sendai, Japan. Preety Sengupta, a haiku poet from India, Naoshi Koriyama, Shoji Maehara, Sai Ryugen, Hiromasa Hayaski, Kozaburo Nagatsu, Haruhiko Okayama, Yoriko Niiya, and so on, The genre ranges from tanka/ haiku poems, free verses, essays, to such art works as photos, pictures, and card designed, posters, and calligraphy. Our original purpose was to keep publishing international anthologies in any languages and in any genres, crossing borders and walls of any kinds. These plans were at the first quite new ones, but now we have been being accepted by other Japanese poets. So, our next purpose is to dedicate ourselves much and the more, for love and peace, international, as well as to the friendship, international.

Author Profile

PROFILE OF NORIKO MIZUSAKI
She was born in 1949, in Tokyo. She is an essayist, translator and a poet on haiku, tanka and choka (free verses). She graduated from Waseda University, in the First Faculty of Literature, in Tokyo, Japan, majoring in English and American Literature. The she studied English And American Literature in the Graduate Courses of the same University, in the Master Course with M.A.awarded. She then had studying in the Doctoral course. Before she finished the Later Course, she joined studying at the Graduate Course of Harvard University and attended the English Conversation Class at MIT. Returning to Japan, after she finished the Doctoral Course at Waseda University, she started teaching English, as Lecturer for the Liberal Arts Course in the second Faculty of Literature of Waseda University. She worked the position for two years (1981~1983). Then she worked for teaching English, in a faculty of Foreign Languages, in Komazawa University, in Tokyo, as Lecturer (1984~2020). In March, 2020, she retired from the post in Komazawa University, for the aging limit.

[Her Publication Works]:
Her Chief Editing & English Translation:
Eavan Boland: From IN A TIME OF VIOLEMCE, (Book Way, 2016), The Five English & American Women Poets, Revised Version (Book Way, 2018). Kazue Shinkawa & Noriko Mizusaki: From Aunties to Children/ A Gift Of A Bouquet of Poems (Book Way, 2018). Way), On the Force of His Soil & On His Father/ The Poetry of Seamus Heaney With Essays By Noriko Mizusaki (Japan International Poets Association, 2011), PANDORA I, II, III, IV. V. (Book Way, 2015, 2016, 2018.2019, 2020).
Tanka Books in Japanese: A Long Night, For Love Songs.
Poetry Books in Japanese: The Asian Winds, In Front of Goya’s Pictures, A Swing of Love, and others.

[Her Social Activities]:She acted as Japan President in The UPLI World Congress of Poets in Osaka, 2014. She is a life-long vice president in UPLI ( United Poets Laureate International).
[Membership]: She is members of Japan Pen Club, Japan Contemporary Poets Association, Japan Poets Club. And now she joins The California POV Zooms..
[Awards]: She has been awarded with so many prizes in the International poetry festivals and congresses: Such as The Michael Madhusudan Golden Award (Kolkata, India), The Gold Crown The Poet Laureate Prize (UPLI/ WCP in Osaka), and The Great Waka Prize In a Memorial of GOTOBA the Retired Emperor (The Committee of the Great Waka Festival in Okinoahima Islands in Shimane prefecture, for a memorial of Gotoba: the Retired Emperor).