Creative Writing PhD student, 2007 - 2012
I have lived most of my adult life in Tokyo. (I am originally from the U.S.) My particular literary love is poetry. I have become increasingly interested recently in the formal dimension of writing, in those elements of organization that align and combine to construct the poem as the writer works at expressing something of personal significance. I am also vitally interested in the longer poem and am currently writing a poetic sequence which is set in everyday life and in which the stanzas are sonnets. The critical side of my research involves reflection on the poetics and craft issues implicated in this creative endeavor.