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And from otata’s bookshelf —
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
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.”)
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