Tokyo Poetry Journal Volume 12, “Now Translating,” features contemporary Japanese poets in English translation, many translated for the first time.

The event will have bilingual (English and Japanese) readings by several poets and translators, as well as music performances. Confirmed attendees include Sonic Nurse, Arai Takako, Fuzuki Yumi, Endo Hitsuji, fukudapero, Michiyama Rain (most recent national champion of Kotoba Slam Japan), Aoyagi Natsumi (most recent winner of the Nakahara Chuya Prize for Poetry) and the editors of Tokyo Poetry Journal (Jordan A.Y. Smith, Zoria Petkoska and more).

Admission includes a copy of the book and all proceeds go to support publication of the all-volunteer Tokyo Poetry Journal.