Nagoya Writes

July 15, 2011

July 2011 Open Reading Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes,Sussler — show1miyamura @ 6:02 am

The second Open Reading at Mondo was as full of fire
as our first reading. We are on a run with nine readers
And almost that many listeners. Our second reader
Iain from Scotland, threw away the chair and stood before us to read
his work. It started a trend. From then we were all on our feet.
Like singing, it does give a power to our reciting.


Shoichi Miyamura ( Japan )

poetry of

Masahiko Hihara
< The Voice 1 > caressed by the evening sun
< The Voice 2 > a single lilly on a mountain top
< Fragments > I am my own hiding place

Kiyoko Ogawa
< General Entry > believing in his own ability

Masato Fujii
< Prayer > a droplet sprayed and floating in the air

Iain Maloney ( Scotland )


< Dog Mountain Ch1 >
They call it fast food because you have to eat it quick
before it loses its taste.

Joanna Tocher (UK – Norway )


< Wrong >
going for the gloomy underpaid secretary look


< And Truly, I am not Afraid >
I’m sorry that I lie while seeming small.

Vash Bandy( USA )


< Deliverance: Random Excepts >
Piston is a mining model, muscle on muscle, forehead jutting,
skin cracked and pitted from exposure; when he smiles, which
is rare, his teeth are sharpened, most are implants.

Leah Ann Sullivan ( USA )


< Winter Zoo: 20 Haiku series >
Reading everything twice

Albert Sussler ( USA )


< The Dragonfly >
Rui opened the lid and Tuesday rose up, hovered a moment
then swept to the side and disappeared over the wall of the
Hoikuen, to freedom.


< Fact or Fiction >
excepting outstretched arms only fathom so much.

< 5 millisieverts >
So sad for the people of Fukushima, so frustrated with a
government that can’t make decisions.

Paul Binford ( USA )

prose by Mike Foley

< The Double Layer >
story level, character level …5  personal challenges:
everyday loss, emotional loss, guilt, physical loss,

Camilo Omana Villlanueve ( USA )


< The Fish >
I need to get off the shore and do something more

poetry of Walt Whitman

< Song of Myself >
If you tell me than I will know

poetry of Sharon Olds

< The Pope’s Penis >
It hangs deep in his robes, a delicate clapper
at the center of a bell.

Tom Baurele ( USA )

prose by anonymous Chinese student

< Purple Flowers on a Cliff >
Don’t share your dreams with someone much older

Coming up:
The Next Open Readings is scheduled for September 11th. from 4:00- 7:00 P.M.
At 1:30 the same day will be a writing workshop. Work to be discussed should
contact Vash.
Both events will be held at Mondo Books, a second story book story and lounge.
just two blocks from Kamimaizu station, Nagoya.
For direction: click here

Thanks again to Jose and Mike for all there support in making our Open Readings work
Keep on writing, putting thoughts to paper, catching ideas. Growing on ideas, that is what we are all about.

Help to spread the word.

Albert Sussler.

quote: sometimes you put up walls, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break in.
Jeanette Winterson


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