Sea of Trees:

Poetic Gateways to Aokigahara

Jordan A. Y. Smith, Yotsumoto Yasuhiro, Arai Takako, Osaki Sayaka

with Anishka Sharma and Barney Savage

Bilingual volume of poetry written inside Japan's legendary Aokigahara forest. Summer of 2018: four poets traveled with BBC Radio 4 to write poetry inside the forest sensationally known as the "suicide forest." What happens when we encounter the forest directly, write on and off its paths, and record under the trees?

(Tokyo: Excursions by ToPoJo, 2019)

An imprint series from Tokyo Poetry Journal.

ISBN 978-193360649-1

 

Orders can be placed through topojo.com 

Contents (English)

 

On Atmosfears, by Anishka Sharma

 

Sea of Trees Poems

 

Arai Takako poems                                                                       

                More, More             

                Sacred Tree             

                The Spore People  

                Melon                      

 

Osaki Sayaka poems

                The Entrance   

                The Exit            

 

Jordan A. Y. Smith poems

                Red Threads and Blue  

                Forest and Sign                             

                Spine of Sun                  

 

Yotsumoto Yasuhiro poems

                The Sea of Trees

                In Exchange for a Short Poem: Making of the Jukai Poems       

 

Aokigahara Reflections

 Jordan A. Y. Smith        Yotsumoto Yasuhiro      Osaki Sayaka                 Arai Takako                    

A Note from Barney Savage

 

 

目次(日本語)

 

Atmosfearsについて                            

                アニシュカ・シャーマ 

〜 樹海の詩 〜

 

新井高子

                   もっと、もっと                  

                   神の木                    

                   胞子たち   

                  メロン    

 

大崎清夏

                  入口                                        

                  出口                                      

 

ジョーダン・A.Y.・スミス

                  赤い糸、青い糸   

                  森と看板              

                  太陽の背骨          

 

四元康祐

                  樹海にて           

                  メイキング・オブ・樹海ポエム   

 

〜 旅を思い出して 〜

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