Fiction & Poetry

Creative writing is a very important part of KJ. We try to present out-of-the-ordinary short stories and poetry in every issue, and have also featured a number of extracts from novels, usually in advance of their publication.
Contact:

Fiction Editor:
Suzanne Kamata
fiction@kyotojournal.org

Poetry Editor:
Lois P. Jones
poetry@kyotojournal.org

KJ submission guidelines are posted here

 

 

 

Poetry by Gregory Dunne

Page 2 of 512345
 

Fiction & Poetry

On March 3, 2011 By

Fiction & Poetry

Creative writing is a very important part of KJ. We try to present out-of-the-ordinary short stories and poetry in every issue, and have also featured a number of extracts from novels, usually in advance of their publication.
Contact:

Fiction Editor:
Suzanne Kamata
fiction@kyotojournal.org

Poetry Editor:
Lois P. […]

Continue Reading

The Pilgrim Journey

On February 1, 2014 By

BY GEORGE JISHO ROBERTSON

In 1973 I went looking for a Buddha to come to my, and even maybe our, rescue. I wanted to actually meet the guy, hear his voice…Of course, I didn’t find him. I found me looking for him.

Continue Reading

Excess Baggage (Extract)

On December 29, 2013 By

FROM THE NEW NOVEL BY KAREN MA

“Now that you’re in Japan, you must do what the Japanese do. Otherwise, it would be meaningless for you to have come here.”

Continue Reading

Kath Abela Wilson

On December 19, 2012 By

POETRY
KATH ABELA WILSON

This dynasty ended/ with one last breath
he left me / his books….

Continue Reading

Absence

On December 28, 2011 By

POEM
By Jim Nawrocki

My father, visiting me,
stands on the slope of my garden
with its view of the west and the evening light…

Continue Reading

Kobe Quake Notes

On December 23, 2011 By

BY ROBERT BRADY

On a winter dawn the world shrugs
screams begin from below everywhere
and reality does not conform
to earthquake emergency plans

Continue Reading

Basho’s Ghost

On December 3, 2011 By

BY SAM HAMILL

For Basho, the grass blowing in the breeze seems especially poignant, so much so that his eyes well into tears…

Continue Reading

The Kaiser’s Navy

On November 24, 2011 By

POETRY
BY DAVID JENKINS

An Osaka swordsmith has made six traditional Japanese swords using part of a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite that landed in Arizona…

Continue Reading

The Hojoki


On November 16, 2011 By

POETRY TRANSLATION
BY DAVID JENKINS & YASUHIKO MORIGUCHI

The times are calamitous, and it is scarcely less frightening to look back than forward. A horrific earthquake turns the world upside-down.

Continue Reading

On Cid Corman

On November 2, 2011 By

POET
BY GREGORY DUNNE

“(Art) confronts the livingdying going on. . . from within and letting the cry most compassionately come forth and move out – in all direction – wherever the human touches.”

Continue Reading