If you missed the colossal inaugural event last November, the chance has come 'round again! Tokyo Poetry Journal celebrates the written and spoken word with its launch of Volume 2 this Friday, May 27 at Tokyo Salon from 7 pm. Here's a quote from the May 19 Japan Times article about it:
"The event will involve readings and spoken-word performances by poets appearing in the journal and also live music, including a performance by internationally renowned lyricist and poet Chris Mosdell and spoken-word performer Latasha Diggs, aka La Digga. Poets who will read at the event include Wayne Pounds, Taylor Mignon, Caroline Ross, Scott Watson, Eric Selland, Jordan Smith, Andy Boerger and Joy Waller.
On the music front, singer extraordinaire Marilya will be performing, as well as house band The ToPoJo Toasters, including keyboard wizard Morgan Fisher and modern/blues/roots duo Medicine Bone, with Samm Bennett and Ken Shima. Sales from the event go toward printing Vol. 3."
Where: Tokyo Salon, 5-47-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. When: Friday, May 27; show runs 7-10 p.m. (doors open 6:30). Cost: ¥3,000 (includes a drink and a copy of ToPoJo Vol. 2)