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

 

 

 

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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. […]

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One Hundred Views of Raoul

On October 31, 2011 By

SHORT STORIES
RALPH J. MAcCARTHY

The tips of the snapdragons in the glass vase on the table elongate and telescope, ever-smaller buds multiplying as the flowerstalks twist, spiraling and pressing outward in every direction, flattening against the windows and …

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Ryu and Me

On October 30, 2011 By

LITERATURE
BY RALPH J McCARTHY

Being a man with a tremendous appetite for life, MURAKAMI RYU began living large, traveling the planet and savoring its various pleasures. But he also began one of the most prolific and multi-faceted careers in literary history…

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Love’s Binding Force

On October 25, 2011 By

POETRY CLASSIC
BY GREGORY DUNNE

Simmering Away is a discerning and personal selection of 31 translated poems from the classic 16th-century Japanese poetry anthology the Kanginshu.

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Hail the Hailstone Poets

On October 25, 2011 By

HAIKU
BY WILLIAM J. HIGGINSON

Kansai-based, this circle of some 40 poets conducts a dozen or more events each year, half or more at various sites in Kyoto, the others mainly in Osaka, with occasional excursions elsewhere…

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When the Envoys Returned

On October 9, 2011 By

POEM
BY DEBORAH KROMAN

After thirty years of cresting mountain-high surges,the envoys brought back eagle-wood, ambergris, and an essence distilled from rose petals.

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Untied

On October 9, 2011 By

SHORT STORY
BY KELLY LUCE

That night at the cheap sushi place in Osaka, Yumiko was complaining about her boyfriend with impressive fluency. As her English teacher, I had noticed that she spoke best when upset—it took her mind off making mistakes. 



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HAIKU
By Patricia Donegan

Haiku brings us the birth and death of each moment. Everything is stripped away to its naked state.

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Yosa Buson

On October 7, 2011 By

HAIKU MASTER
BY EDWARD McFADDEN

Yosa no Buson (1716-1783) was one in a triumvirate of haikai immortals of the Edo era in Japan: before him came the master, Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), and after him the “humanist” Kobayashi Issa (1763-1826).

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Crow Home

On October 5, 2011 By

FICTION
BY MANOSH CHOWDHURY

The sky seems to be a mix of dust and smoke, laced with an urban haze: something gray, something muddy, not blue at all. Maybe it had been blue once…

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