November, 2019

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otata 47 (November, 2019)

and from otata’s bookshelf

John Levy, Silence Like Another Name

otata will suspend publication with number 48 (December, 2019).

Submissions for number 48 must be received by November 15, 2019.

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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