[ Poetry ]
In this 20-page limited edition chapbook published by the esteemed Toronto-based Anstruther Press, Takatsu revisits his travels to Japan, primarily in 2012, as a musician, from the perspective of a writer now. A memoir of the past and lament of the present, it is weighed with concerns of our technologically and electromagnetically charged capitalist society, juxtaposed against the mystical and spiritually-imbued natural cosmos. Kawatare (彼は誰) is a poetic Japanese word for the time of twilight, dusk or dawn, when night and day merge, and one cannot recognize faces. This is also when the supernatural occurs — the worlds between here and there.
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[ Semi-Autobiographical / Philosophical / Slice of Life / Music / CPN ] The life of a struggling musician in a cruel world with no room for dreams. Takagi finds himself trapped within the forces of the system and between long unspoken emotions. As he fights for opportunity, he also has to ...
[ Travel / Lifestyle / Creative Non-Fiction / Autobiography ] A combination of a novel, a memoir and a travelogue, both fiction and non-fiction, a globe-trotting adventure full of sentiment, music, low budgets, trains, encounters and lifestyle, the author confronts his memories - and the miracles - on the page, and ...
[ Dystopian / Philosophical / Literary / Magical-Realism ] In Tokyo, where the System siphons thought, emotions & memories, a literature student meets a strange psychic girl and they embark on an escape from mindless agents, dream worlds and reality itself, in a soul-searching journey for love, for identity and what ...
[ Creative Non-Fiction / Essay / Philosophy / Politics ] A thought-provoking creative non-fiction piece, a narrative essay and memoir, starting with a Toronto ONE OK ROCK concert, ending with political discourse on the Hong Kong Occupy movement and philosophy. Events within are mostly factual.