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Category: Arts and Literature (Poetry, Tanka, Haiku)(9/10)

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Category: Arts and Literature (Poetry, Tanka, Haiku)
Number of pages: 218
Size: A5

Language: Japanese, English



Book Summary

PANDORA VII is the seventh issue of the Pandora series, and one of the intentions or purposes for the publication is, to cross over the Japanese own cliches, as well as to deliver to express out, our own originality and native-ness, which is now most international, we might think. The contents have a variety, which includes haiku, tanka, free verse, essays, photos, members’ personal news or information, and lastly, haibun with photos, which, I think, is most unique in the present panorama of the Contemporary Japanese poetry. The participants of the present issue are: Scott Watson, who has been engaged in Satoka’s English translation, and a free verse and haibun poet, Edward Levinson, who is also a photographer and a poet, including Japanese and English haiku and haibun, Uwe Walter in Kyoto, originally from Germany, who presented a short poetic essay, Preety Sengpta, from India, who now lives in USA. From Korea, we have Young Hoon Kim, who is also a member of UPLI/ WCP, and Yoo Hangyu.

From Japan side, Sai Ryugen, Shoji Maehara, Haruo Fujita, Shigeo Yanase, Shoji Iwai, Yoichi Sasaki, Tsuta Ichikawa, Reiko Ichihara, Masumi Nagai, Teiichi Yosida, Keiitiro Fujitani, Yumiko Yamamoto, Akihide Nakao, Shizue Shida, Nachiko Watanabe, Jun Hataraki, Naoshi Koriyama, Taro Kishimot, Sonoko Yasumori, Yoriko Niiya, and Noriko Mizusaki. We collected most representative and excellent contemporary Japanese poets.

Author Profile

Profile of Noriko Mizusaki
Born in Tokyo, Japan. She is a translator, essayist, poet, and a poet of tanka and haiku. She is acting as a chief editor of PANDORA Books, annual. She graduated from Waseda University, Tokyo, in the first Literature faculty, majoring in UK & US literature. She studied at the English Studies, in the master course to gain the degree and finished the doctor course. She had one year living and studing in Boston, Massachusetts, attending a seminar of the graduate class, in Harvard University. She experienced so many travels and attended poetry festivals international, as well as domestic.

Books co-edited: Kazue Shinkawa & Noriko Mizusaki/ From Aunties to Children(1): A Gift of Bouquet of Poems (2018, BookWay), Kazuko Shiraishi & Noriko Mizusaki/ From Aunties to Children(2): A Gift of Singing Poems (2021, Academic Research Publication).

Collected Tanka Poems: A Long Travel to Horyuji-Temple (2022, Academic Research Publication)

Translation Book into Japanese: Sally Ito, "The Emperor's Orphans: the first chapter" (2022, Academic Research Publication)

Memberships: California POV Zoom, in USA, Japan Poets Club, Japan Pen Club.

Prizes: Oki-island Emperor Gotoba Memorial prize, In Tokyo-Seoul-Beijing Thee Cities Mayers’ Prize for Peace Achievements. The Golden Crown for the Poet of Laureate in Osaka, Japan: in 2014 UPLI/ WCP.

Her PR: The Emperors Orphans (Her Latest Translation published in Japanese) and The Long Travel to Horyuji-Temple (Her Recent Best Waka Poems)

Noriko Mizusaki HP: http://www1.odn.ne.jp/ ~Cat 32320. Facebook: Noriko Mizusaki & 水崎野里子

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