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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Land

On October 3, 2011 By

POEM
BY EDITH MARCOMBE SHIFFERT

There are no states really, there is just land….

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Haiku that Bring a Smile

On October 2, 2011 By

HAIKU
REVIEW BY WILLIAM J. HIGGINSON

The coat
runs through the sudden rain
without a head

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Poetry, Love, Enlightenment

On October 1, 2011 By

POET
BY RASOUL SORKHABI

Eight hundred years ago, in a northeastern town of the Persian kingdom, a boy was born. When he was twelve years old, he chanced to meet the great Sufi master and Persian poet Attar, who told the boy’s father: “The fiery words of this boy will kindle the souls of lovers all over the world.”

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Emperor Meiji’s Clock Poem

On August 21, 2011 By

TRANSLATION
BY HAROLD WRIGHT

TOKEI
Kazuamata
kakeshi tokei no
kotogotoku
Kuruwanu oto no
kokochi yoki kana.

This poem is a tanka by the Emperor Meiji, 122nd Emperor of Japan, who reigned from 1868 to 1912, when Japan began its modern explosion towards the modern world.

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Dear Leader

On August 20, 2011 By

FICTION
BY RUSSELL WORKING

…They met one afternoon in February twenty-three days after she left North Korea. An ethnic Korean marriage broker named Bong-il drove her to her new home near Yanji… “If you run away, we will find you, understand? He is paying good money for you, and we are men of our word….

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TRANSLATION
BY ROY HAMRIC

When I first saw Red Pine’s translation of “The Poems of Cold Mountain,” I remember thinking, “This is something important — who’s this Red Pine?”

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Yellow Mountain

On July 19, 2011 By

POEM
BY ROGER DUNSMORE

Yellow Mountain is
all night, hard seat on a cold train…

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The Colonel Gets a Visitor

On July 19, 2011 By

SHORT STORY
BY SUSHMA JOSHI

Namaste, Dinesh. Namaste, namaste. Please sit. Yes, the sofa is fine, you can sit on that side because it’s sagging a little in the middle. Ah yes, I see you’re glancing at the photograph of our late King Birendra and his family…

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Yellow Elephant

On July 19, 2011 By

SHORT STORY
BY O THIAM CHIN

When the wife stepped into the flat after a long day at the office where she worked as a paralegal, she saw the yellow elephant in the living room…

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