—Emily Wolahan, The Quarterly Conversation
Gozo Yoshimazu, an experimental Japanese poet, painter, musician, and shaman, is interested in breaking the written word open. A new career-spanning volume, Alice Iris Red Horse, gives a sense of his powers…[His] inclusiveness includes the universe and he invites us along.
He became famous for his avant-garde work, which employs chance operations and other techniques, pushing Japanese poetry in radically new directions.
Born in 1939, influential and innovative, Gozo is widely known for his visual art and performances.