november, 2016

otata 11



Otata will appear as a pdf from now on.

Read otata 11

There are two additions to otata’s bookshelf this month —

Tom Montag’s The Miles No One Wants
click HERE


Cuccagna — Italian senryu
selected and translated by
Valeria Simonova Cecon

click HERE.






Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka as translated by Burton Watson

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

As Watson notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”


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—John Martone

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