by Jordan A. Y. Smith
Excerpt featured in Tokyo Weekender
Many thanks to the Mizuma Art Gallery for their incredible support. I enjoyed traveling with several of the artists to New Mexico in 2014 for a series of gallery talks. In some ways, that moment was the genesis of the book.
The poems are:
Not the Point of No Return（恋は文盲）
Poison the Lions・ライオンを毒殺せよ
Death So Pretty・素敵な死去
Revolution of the Wolves・狼の革命
Clearly Not Merely a Blankspace・無・空白
Naked Angels Didn't Descend・裸天使が降臨しなかった
A Thing of Novelty・新たな何か
They were performed and recorded under the name Eighpse (pronounced like "apes") over beats by D.Dahlinger. All music available on:
D and I dropped by the Mega Late Show podcast out of Tokyo in July 2018 to talk about hip hop, life in Japan, writing lyrics between English and Japanese and the album project.
Book available on Amazon or through the publisher, Awai Books.
Copyright 2020 by the author.