Yuko Otomo and Basil King read for our 123rd Wednesday Poetry Reading.
In this talk
A visual artist & a bilingual (Japanese/English) writer of Japanese origin, Yuko Otomo writes poetry, haiku, art criticism, travelogues & essays. Her publications include Garden: Selected Haiku (Beehive Press), STUDY & Other Poems on Art (Ugly Duckling Presse), FROZEN HEATWAVE a collaborative linked poem project with Steve Dalachinsky (Luna Bisonte Prods), Anonymous Landscape (Lithic Press), In Delacroix’s Garden, a collaborative book with Basil King (Spuyten Duyvil) & the most recent PINK (Lithic Press) due in 2023. She lives in New York City.
Basil King, born in London, England before World War 2, has been painting for over seven decades and writing since 1985. He does both in Brooklyn where he has lived since 1969. He has published poetry collections and chapbooks and completed thousands of visual art works. His art and poetry together is celebrated in the special limited edition After Thought from Granary Books, 2022, and again this year In Delacroix’s Garden with his fellow poet/artist Yuko Otomo. His most recent poetry collection, There Are No Ghosts There Are Portraits, is from CUNY’s Lost & Found Poetics Document Initiative and Pinsapo Press, 2022.
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