November, 2019

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otata 47 (November, 2019)

and from otata’s bookshelf

John Levy, Silence Like Another Name

otata will suspend publication with number 48 (December, 2019).

Submissions for number 48 must be received by November 15, 2019.

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka (as translated by Burton Watson, who notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”)

Address submissions to otatahaiku@gmail.com

 

 

 

September, 2019

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otata 45 (September, 2019)

and from otata’s bookshelf

frances angela, day out

Joseph Massey, No Omen

Sheila E. Murphy, Plaintext

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka (as translated by Burton Watson, who notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”)

Address submissions to otatahaiku@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

August, 2019

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otata 44 (August, 2019)

and from otata’s bookshelf

 

John Levy and Alan Chong Lau, eye2word, iii. 

John Phillips, Included

otata will return to the usual format with the next issue (Otata 45 — September, 2019).

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka (as translated by Burton Watson, who notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”)

Address submissions to otatahaiku@gmail.com

July, 2019

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otata 43 (July, 2019)

Otata 44 (August, 2019) will again offer a single poem from each contributor.

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka (as translated by Burton Watson, who notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”)

Address submissions to otatahaiku@gmail.com

June, 2019

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otata 42 (June, 2019)

And from otata’s bookshelf —

Rupert Loydell, A Confusion of Living

      My apologies to any correspondent to whom I failed to respond during this challenging month.

Otata 43 (July, 2019) will offer one poem from each contributor.

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka (as translated by Burton Watson, who notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”)

Address submissions to otatahaiku@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

May, 2019

The editor is grateful to John Levy and Alan Chong Lau for sharing two issues of their stunning collaboration eye2word with otata for our 41st number.

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eye2word: Issue One

eye2word: Issue Two: Japan

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka (as translated by Burton Watson, who notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”)

Address submissions to otatahaiku@gmail.com