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Poetry Kanto

Poetry Kanto, Japan’s longest-running bilingual international poetry journal, has a publication record spanning thirty years under the aegis of Kanto Gakuin University’s Kanto Poetry Center. During the three decades of its existence and through the efforts and support of its founders and the University, Poetry Kanto’s editors have helped to generate a unique and vital literary dialogue between East and West.

A Japan-based, English and Japanese bilingual poetry print journal founded and originally edited by award-winning translator William I. Elliott and internationally acclaimed poet Shuntaro Tanikawa, the annual journal, currently edited by Alan Botsford, has until 2012 been published by the Kanto Poetry Center at Kanto Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan, but as of 2013 is published online. As “one of the finest poetry journals in Japan” (Koe Magazine), showcasing modern and contemporary Japanese poetry in English translation as well as contemporary English-language poetry from the USA, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Wales, South Africa, Hong Kong, Canada, Ireland, and other countries, Poetry Kanto is known for featuring, according to Mythic Imagination Magazine, “outstanding poetry that navigates the divide of ocean and language from around the world.”

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