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 .


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

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

“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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