Nagoya Writes

June 23, 2013

June Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes,Uncategorized — show1miyamura @ 12:09 pm

June 2013

In the middle of the rainy season that never really seems to get
organized, our small group gathered at Mondo’s for a sharing of
our literary trials .

Readings:

Albert Sussler ( USA )
essay ~ Behavioral Interpreters: thought ~
Without curiosity, the mind would become stagnated in a state
called neophobia
prose ~ Sea Turtle Project ~
His eyes lit up in anticipation when I told him that when you finish,
it is fun to peel the dried glue from your fingers.
joke ~ The lump in the Carpet ~
Rather than start again he would us his hammer.

Shoichi Miyamura ( Japan )
poem ~ On the Stones, by Tatsuji Miyoshi~
To let the shadow of myself walk alone on the stones of the precinct.
poem ~ To my First Born ~
Like vultures they arrived zipping their black brief cases open and
shut, life insurance giving a share of death.

David Tooley ( USA )
poem ~ The Wind and the Sun ~
The brutal sunlight of unlimited possibilities.
poem ~ The Sun and the City ~
Sun bleached faded as fault.
poem ~ Okrazushi ~
Departures from the fish tradition

Rachel Deitch (USA)
poem ~ Litany by Billy Collins ~
It might interest you to know, speaking of the plentiful imagery of the
world that I am the sound of rain on the roof.
Poem ~ Forgetfulness by Billy Collin ~
as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor
decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain,
to a little fishing village where there are no phones.
________

The Nagoya Writes has defied reality and somehow survived
for over 20 some years. Somehow 6 years has passed since
the day when I said I’d fill in as organizer. It amazes me how
many notes of ‘no show’ I get and we are still able to pull it off
and have an Open Reading. Thanks to the turn outs, we are still
alive.
________

Coming up:
July 21st:
Open Reading: 3:30 P.M. to be organized by Rachel Deitch

At Mondo Books in Kamimaizu
Site: a used bookstore and lounge, on the second story
building next to the Bank of Nagoya just two blocks east from Kamimaizu
station gate 3,
____________

Thanks to the staff of Mondo for your support.
____________

Help to spread the word.
Albert Sussler

quote:
“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds;
and the pessimist fears this is true.” James Cabell

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