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Sunday, May 22, 2011

100 poems



New blog -- (We all need another blog, right?) -- will eventually, other things being equal, contain 101 posts.

A self-indulgent exercise, but one Risa hopes will do her good: rendering her book 100 poems into blog form, à la Starvation Ridge. The poems were tossed off, without much editing, during the space of ten days, after she'd seen a copy of a book containing all available Hokusai prints from "One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each, As Told By the Old Nurse" -- Hokusai's loose interpretation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. Going back over these helps keep her from obsessing about some things currently going on in Japan/the world.

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