I am still alive...just
I seem to have skipped blogging anything in October. I did travel to Japan though and managed to contract a severe chest infection on returning to Australia. Not a great way to start Term 4.
To give you a quick update. The manuscript has been turned in and I am awaiting the finalisation of the proof, and some cover art.
I did manage to buy some poetry while in Japan but my Japanese wasn't good enough to hunt down local poets. Funnily enough most of the translations I saw I'd already purchased in Australia.
I thought I might write some poetry while there but it hasn't turned out that way. Lots of experiences though, which I hope will filter through my poetry brain.
I was particularly affected by the trip to the Hiroshima Peace Park and the Museum, found myself getting angry at current world leaders(if that's the right term).
I roomed in a traditional style Japanese Inn about 500m from the hypocentre of "Little Boy". Utterly surreal when I think back on it.
Next post will probably bring more news on the book.
Until then... またね