JIPS was off from July to September, but now our summer break is over. We are going to have two events in October (24th) and November (17th). Both on Sundays. I hope you all will join in! See details here.

Our renshi 2 is finished. See the result from the past renshi page.

JIPS is currently taking a summer break. Our next event is in October.
More info coming soon.

Our Renshi 2 is going on.

We (7 poets) are planning to write 35 verses in all (5 rounds).

You can read verses completed so far:
http://jipsociety.wordpress.com/renshi-linked-poetry/past-renshi/renshi-2/

The best blog on Japan’s ancient city, deep kyoto, run by Michael Lambe, has articles about our members and activities:

http://www.deepkyoto.com/?p=2576

http://www.deepkyoto.com/up-and-coming/two-things-i-love-poetry-beer/

Thank you so much Michael!

If you are planning to visit Kyoto, you absolutely must check out  deep kyoto. It has updated information about the city. (And if you are planning to come to Japan, you absolutely must visit Kyoto!)

We will have our 5th event on June 12th (Sat) with our special guest

Translator JEFFREY ANGLES, with poet ARAI TAKAKO.

Time: From 13:00 to 17:00. June 12th, 2010 (Sat)

Place: Campus Plaza Kyoto (5-minute walk from Kyoto Station)

http://www.consortium.or.jp/contents_detail.php?co=kak&frmId=368

Please see the Events page for details.

Our first renshi project is completed now. See the result on Renshi 1.

As our next renshi we are planning to try a longer one, with 36 verses.

Would anyone  like to join in?  If you would send mail to:

cage_m?msn.com  (Change ? into @.)

We will have our 4th event on May 16th (Sun) with our special guest

American poet Ms. Jennifer Wallace.

Time:  From 13:00 to 17:00. May 16th, 2010 (Sun)

Place:   Campus Plaza Kyoto (5-minute walk from Kyoto Station)

http://www.consortium.or.jp/contents_detail.php?co=kak&frmId=368

More information is coming soon.

At our event on April 11, 2010 (Sun) we are honored to have Mr. Bill Berkson, another renowned American poet, as the speaker-reader.

See the Events page for details.

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We are also planning two other events in March and June.

The second event of JIPS is scheduled on March 22 (Mon, Holiday on the Japanese calendar).

Our guest is renowned American poet Mr. Jerome Rothenberg.

See details in the Events menu.

A group of four multilingual poets living in Japan started a new group in 2010 named the Japan International Poetry Society (JIPS). As poetry lovers we are organizing poetry events featuring both local and visiting poets. For upcoming and past events please see the category “Events.”

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