April, 2019

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Otata 40 (April, 2019)

And from otata’s bookshelf —

Stefano D’Andrea, Paul Claudel—Cent phrases pour éventails 
Le Lumachine nr. 32 (febbraio 2019)

Kim Dorman, Kerala Notebook (November, 2018)

Mark Young, A vicarious life — the backing tracks

Please Note: The editor is proud to announce that two installments of eye2word, a book-length work of photographs by John Levy and poems by Alan Chong Lau will appear here in lieu of May’s Otata. 

Submissions will again be considered for the June issue.

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