About the book

Journalism is my second collection of poems. As with Separation Anxiety, the poems were taken from my journals.

Softcover 5.5 x 8.5 in., 120 pages
Alarm Cat Press #ART34
ISBN: 9780990794905
September 2014

Smashwords e-book edition (ePub & Kindle)
ISBN: 9781310157738
September 2014

Amazon Kindle e-book edition (Kindle)
September 2014

What’s in the book

The contents are divided into six sections, plus a prelude:

Part One Poems written before I moved to Tokyo.

Sample poem: 


a space between decisions
against a solution
to this pressing problem
a moment
of silent contemplation
or a second thought

Part Two Poems written in Tokyo.

Sample poem: 

10 April 1988

Until all his prayers are answered
he stands on the rocks
and shouts at the sky
as the tide comes in under his feet

The hunger of angels
knows no bounds

Part Three Poems written in 2013.

Sample poem: National Poetry Writing Month: Day #1 (April 1, 2013)

Part Four Poems written in 2014.

Sample poem: National Poetry Writing Month: Day #4 (April 4, 2014)

Part Five May/June 2014.

Sample poem: Tokyo interlude

Part Six July/August 2014.

Sample poem: A Tanabata poem

Places you can buy the book

Print edition


E-book editions

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(Revived 1 August 2018)