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.

—Emily Wolahan, The Quarterly Conversation

For the first time in English, a selection from the highly acclaimed Japanese poet, photographer, performance artist, and filmmaker

Alice Iris Red Horse

Poetry by Yoshimasu Gozo

Translated from the Japanese by Sawako Nakayasu Hiroaki Sato Eric Selland Jeffrey Angles Richard Arno Derek Gromadzki Sayuri Okamoto Auston Stewart Kyoko Yoshida Jordan A. Y. Smith

Edited by Forrest Gander

With a contribution by Derek Gromadzki

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Paperback (published September 27, 2016)

ISBN
9780811226042
Price US
18.95
Trim Size
6 x 9
Page Count
240

Ebook (published September 27, 2016)

ISBN
9780811226059

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.

—Emily Wolahan, The Quarterly Conversation

He became famous for his avant-garde work, which employs chance operations and other techniques, pushing Japanese poetry in radically new directions.

Guernica

Born in 1939, influential and innovative, Gozo is widely known for his visual art and performances.

Boston Review

Gozo’s poems often explore, like Basho’s, moments in journeys that are at once physical and spiritual. His work sprawls, expanding and contracting like the universe.

—Forrest Gander