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.”)

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