August 2017

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otata 20 (August 2017)


from otata’s bookshelf

John Perlman, Florida Keys, II


otata 21  (September 2017) will be an e-book of poems by Valentina Meloni.

The usual format will return for the October issue.



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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