Nagoya Writes

February 27, 2017

February Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes — show1miyamura @ 9:02 am

February 2017 Open Reading Review

With words like light, brighten and shared, our prose and poetry circle continues
with writings and inspiring conversation.

February readings turnout a bit less, as two of our members have moved on to new
jobs and locations. To keep the group vibrant, readings flow best with six or more.
Times has changed, the NW has changed. Each member brings new observations
and energy. Always the group is evolving. First timers or long timers, your
contributions and support is always welcomed.


Shoichi Miyamura ( Japan )

~ “Watching the Beam of the Lighthouse” ~  by Shizuo Itoh
Though nothing exists, in my night, the whole night the green beam from the
lighthouse wanders.

~ “The Empty Wait” ~
Then, the sun set but I was still walking to the person who thought I owned
to myself, or to the only memory which had not evaporated.

Poems of Children ( selected by Hiroshi Kawasaki

~ “Saved Eyebrow” ~
having the middle of the eyebrow, I lost my handsome look.

~ “Minna no me” ~
If I borrowed my father’s eyes, what could I see?

Masako Izumi ( Japan )

~ “A Balance” ~
After sweet red wine, I had to always drink dry white wine.

~ “Do not go gentle into that good night” ~  by Dylan Thomas
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Albert Sussler ( USA )

~ “Hats” ~
The boy raised his hand and when I called on him, he asked me,
How do you say ‘Hage’ in English.

~ “Yomojijukugo” ~
Countless excuses greet adventure

Hiroko Kajita ( Japan )

~ “Coincidence of number 12” ~
No one knew that the 12th would be the last day we saw him.

Ayumi Shibata ( Japan ) -Debut-

~ “Scrolls” ~
Everything gets covered and rolled into a authoritarian scroll.


Coming up:

April 23rd: Sunday
Open Reading: from 3:00 ~ 5:00P.M.

Location: Space Sakura, near Shinsakae station.

Map to the venue: Please click here.

(It is on the northeastern corner of the block facing a bigger street, next to “Haruru” Cafe.)


Help to spread the word.




1 Comment »

  1. To Albert and Nagoya Writes:

    Included in the acknowledgments page of my novel, “Bewilderment,” Tailwinds Press, New York City, is Nagoya Writes for a short story that appeared in the Summer, 2000, issue of Nagoya Writes (paper issue), which was under the editorship of Joe Sichi. “A Tree Is Their Home” was the title of the story, and as taken from the acknowledments page of the book: “A version of Chapter Ten first appeared as a short story in Nagoya Writes.” The novel is up on Amazon (Japan, USA, UK). Its release date is April 17th, USA time. Amazon Japan currently lists Feb. 1, 2017 for the book’s release, but that is incorrected, and hopefully will be corrected soon. Pre-order is current on all the Amazon sites. Check it out if you feel so inclined. Thank you for your time and attention. Michael (Mike) Onofrey

    Comment by Michael (Mike) Onofrey — March 17, 2017 @ 3:10 pm | Reply

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