THE JAPAN INTERNATIONAL POETRY SOCIETY will have two more meetings in Kyoto in 2010, in October and November.
No pre-registration is required for the events below. Modest admission charges (usually 1000 yen per person) are to cover costs only; JIPS is a not-for-profit group. JIPS will make an attempt to provide texts of the poems read on site to make the reading easier to follow / study (in some cases bilingually). All are welcome.
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Japan International Poetry Society
October and November 2010 events will be held at Campus Plaza Kyoto ( http://www.consortium.or.jp/cmsfiles/contents/0000000/368/map.gif) located very near JR Kyoto station.
Directions to Campus Plaza Kyoto:
Go out to the north of Kyoto station. Turn left, walk to the west and take
the road on the left of the big Post Office. You will see an electronics store (Bic Camera) on the left side. Campus Plaza is opposite, on the right.
SUNDAY October 24 visiting Australian poet David Gilbey
VENUE: Campus Plaza Kyoto, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Meeting Room #2 （第二会議室） on the 2nd floor
David Gilbey is Senior Lecturer in Literature (Australian, Children’s, 19th Century) and Creative Writing at Charles Sturt University and the founding President of Wagga Wagga Writers Writers, as well as a poet. Born in London, he migrated to Australia as a boy with his family and graduated from the University of Sydney. He has edited most of the fourW anthologies of new writing over the last 20 years, and reviews new books (especially poetry) for Australian Book Review, Five Bells and other publications. His books of poems include Under the Rainbow, and Death and the Motorway (2008), written after having travelled/written and performed in US, UK, France, Japan and China. In 1996, 2000 and 2007 he was Visiting Professor of English at Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University in Sendai, Japan. Earlier in 2010, David contributed a chapter on a new critical collection of poetry by Australian poet Kate Llewellyn, Love’s Plunder: Desire, Performance and Craft. Currently David is working on a chapbook of poems about Japan titled Pachinko Sunset. David is married to general practitioner Dr Geraldine Duncan; they have four children in their twenties.
Description: David will read and discuss his poems. A question and answer session will follow the reading.
SUNDAY November 14 1:00 to 5:00 PM: American poet Trane DeVore
at Campus Plaza Kyoto, Meeting Room #3 （第三会議室） on the 2nd floor
Trane DeVore was born in Rescue, California, graduated from Sonoma State University with a B.A. in English literature, and is currently on extended leave from the University of California at Berkeley where he is working on his doctorate. His work has appeared in Mirage, Crowd, First Intensity, Chain, Salt Hill, 26, The Electronic Poetry Review, and many other venues. He has published two books of poetry — series/mnemonic (1999) and Dust Habit (2005) — both with Avec Books. His current projects include the epic poem Elfpit, a collaboration with poet Liz Young that is an attempt to recuperate certain elemental tropes of fantasy literature without falling into Dungeons and Dragons cliché.
When he is not busy lying on his couch reading The London Review of Books, Trane enjoys taking photographs using traditional film cameras (although he doesn’t entirely eschew digital formats). His photography has been exhibited at Cricket Engine Gallery in California and has been featured in Carnet de Route, a magazine out of Paris that is devoted to poetry, graphic design, and photography. He currently lives in Osaka where he holds a teaching position at Osaka University.
Trane will read from his second book, Dust Habit, as well as from the collaborative poem Elfpit. (Add a smattering of newer and older poems and then salt to taste.)