spiritual language poetry & writings


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Aug. 2014: Poetry Editor Questionnaire/Interview in Poetry Pacific, Summer Issue 2014
Summer 2013:“Translating Myself”, essay featured in 2013 The Cortland Review Summer Feature: In Translation
June 2012: Featured Guest Editor for Connotation Press.com JapaneseFeaturedArtistColumn
May 24, 2012: Yomimono (Volume16) “An Interview with Poetry Kanto Co-editors Alan Botsford and Katsumasa Nishihara” by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa.
Sept. 8, 2010: Interview & Reading at KKUP 91.5 FM– San Jose, CA. San Jose Radio “Out of Our Mind” w/ host J.P. Dancing Bearhttp://www.kkup.com/
Sept. 10, 2010: A Reading at Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA.http://www.felixkulpa.com/
Sept. 12, 2010: Interview & Reading at KUSP 88.9 FM– Santa Cruz, CA. Santa Cruz Radio “The Poetry Show” w/ host Susan Freemanhttp://www.kusp.org/shows/poetry.htmlhttp://blogs.kusp.org/poetryshow/
Sept. 14, 2010: A Talk on ‘Creativity’ at Chico, California State University co-sponsored by the Humanities Center at CSU, Chico and 1078 Gallery.http://news.csuchico.edu/2010/09/10/poet-and-co-editor-of-japan’s-leading-bilingual-poetry-journal-visits-chico/
Sept. 14, 2010: A Reading at Gallery 1078, Chico, CA.http://www.1078gallery.org/archives.html
Sept. 16, 2010: A Reading at The Poetry Night Reading Series at John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA.http://poetryindavis.com/http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=153297374696625&ref=mf
Sept. 21, 2010: A Talk at Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas : “Of Japan, Editing, and Walt Whitman’s Cosmic Folklore”—sponsored by Department of English, Texas A & M.http://www.tamu.edu/
Sept. 24, 2010: A Reading at Robinson Teaching Theater, Weyerhauser Hall on Whitworth Campus: Whitworth University, Spokane, WA.http://media.whitworth.edu/Podcast/10_11/AlanBotsford9_24_10.mp3http://www.whitworth.edu/Calendar/Master/detailsview.aspx?EventID=14449
Sept. 24, 2010: A Talk: “On Editing Poetry Kanto,” at Prof. Thom Caraway’s Magazine Editing Class, sponsored by the Department of English, Whitworth University.
May 29, 2009: A Reading at Temple University Japan Reading Series –– Temple University Japan, Minato, Tokyo.Nov. 30, 2008: Poetry Reading at 2nd Annual Japan Writers Conference, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan – .

June 2008: Interview in WINGSPAN (ANA In-Flight Magazine) –Adventures in the Global Village — “Tales of the Tribe” pp. 34-35.

July 2008: Interview & Introduction of Alan Botsford, “Poetry in Japan and Asia” S.W.E.T. Newsletter, No. 120  pp. 28-37

Oct. 29-20, 2007: Presentation w/ William I. Elliott & Katsumasa Nishihara —“Poetry Kanto: Contributions, Discoveries & Horizons”  1st Annual Japan Writers Conference –Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan