By Yoshinori Henguchi. Translated by D. Michael Ramirez.
Yoshinori Henguchi's brash, funny, bilingual collection of poetry and photography launches readers into the thick of a thriving Japanese subculture. In both the poetry and the photography, Henguchi makes the everyday surreal: he blasts a microphone with an ironically interrogatory camera flash; he snarls a hammer in pink thread; and in the space of a tea time, a body and a planet fall apart while children grow giant. Henguchi explores what he calls man's "foolish will" to define himself on a canvas of "infinities and nothingness," of absurdities and awe.
Yoshinori Henguchi is a photographer, artist, musician and poet from Osaka, Japan. D. Michael Ramirez, the translator, has a Ph.D. in Japan Studies from Osaka University. To learn more about the book and its contributors, visit the Lizard Telepathy Fox Telepathy website.
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