My first shipment of my new book has arrived! Advance and review copies available, please contact me for now, until pre-order system is up! See the photography below! Super excited preparing the packages to send out to those who have ordered a ARC. And onwards, many events and publicity to follow! Stay tuned!
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DECEMBER 2015 — Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams by Takatsu—the cross-disciplinary multimedia artist, pioneer of English cell phone novels and trailblazer of online literature—crystallizes surreal and visionary fragments, moments, imaginings and perceptions in literary short stories, poetry, aphorisms, essay, excerpts, artwork, photography, typography and design. The book will be officially released by Inspiritus Press on April 29th, 2016 as the pioneering title of a new avant-garde approach to publishing.
His work explores the nature of reality and captures the crisis of identity, human consciousness, and imagination limited by subjectivity, culture, and constructs in a tumultuous simulacrous digital age, and invokes ancient spiritual wisdoms and modern metaphysical philosophies in a search for dreams, the soul and beyond. Whether in his enigmatic aphorisms, haiku-esque poetry, or shorts that blur the lines between dream and reality, through strange conversations, umbrellas, a talking bird, grandfather clocks, a transfigured stone, white rice, bookstores, a man with twelve toes, and more, Takatsu continues to open the window of perception and enlighten readers around the globe.
The collection includes short quotes and excerpts of his acclaimed genre-bending dystopian magical realism literary novel, Espresso Love: the unedited manuscript on Wattpad that had gained a worldwide readership of over 950,000, winner of a Watty’s Award 2014, ranking #1, and reviewed by professors, editors, authors and fans of all ages. His writing continues to spearhead the university-adult literary fiction and philosophy frontlines on the writing and reading platform of over 40 million unique users per month.
The twenty-five year-old author of over 15,000 followers online lives in Toronto and is a musician, guest speaker, panelist, and writing teacher. Takatsu will participate in upcoming events and presentations sharing about digital literature, multimedia art, cell phone novels, and the new book. Advance and review copies are currently available.
“[His stories] have a timeless quality, little legends or fables that enlighten or explain a philosophy of life, a zen moment… [they] touch on an innate mystery of things that allow one to see.” Patricia Keeney, York University Creative Writing Professor, Award-winning Poet, Critic and Author of One Man Dancing
“A thought provoking work that will leave the reader questioning the very existence around them… [Takatsu] always seems to be breaking the rules and combining various mediums of art… The pioneer of English Cell Phone Novels has continued to approach writing—and art as a whole—in different ways, breaking and manipulating constructs… A great glimpse into what the future of the written word—and art as a whole—can be.”
C. J. Garrett, Author of Memoirs of a Zygote (Trapped in a Human’s Body)
“Takatsu is a fascinating writer, musician and illustrator and is at the forefront of transmedia storytelling.” Rowena Wiseman, Author of Searching for Von Honningsbergs, The Replacement Wife, Bequest, Silver.
“I am awestruck at the philosophical stance of your writing. Your writing is akin to that of Murakami in its surrealist execution.” Shane Oltingir, Wattpad Reader