yuko otomo

Paperback / 72pp
ISBN 978-1946-583307


PINK: Long-Awaited New Collection from Yuko Otomo.

Yuko Otomo's new work is like visiting Paris without getting on a plane. This collection of prose poems delves into the deepest conundrums of human existence. She observes and muses upon time and love, poverty and compassion, crown and clown, the difference between r and l, the confusion of beauty and ugliness, and masculine/feminine. She continually probes the paradox found throughout the spectrum of human emotion. These poems, originally written in her native Japanese, are inspired by the writer's love of Charles Baudelaire. Otomo deals with the despair of being a conscious human who sees and feels the conflicts and contradictions of life, and still is able to find, "Rest hidden under a piece of tiny blue feather." Don't just read this book, live with it.

A Review of PINK: "PINK, the first publication of Yuko Otomo’s Paris Trilogy, radiates love and humanity. It is my (new) gateway to Paris, and I eagerly await more." –Marisol Limón Martínez (To read her full review: A_REVIEW_OF_PINK.pdf)

ABOUT YUKO OTOMO — Yuko Otomo is a visual artist & a bilingual poet/ writer of Japanese origin. She writes poetry; haiku; art criticism; travelogues & essays. Her publications include ANONYMOUS LANDSCAPE (Lithic Press, 2019), Garden: Selected Haiku (Beehive Press), Genesis (Sisyphus Press), Small Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Hand of The Poet (UDP), Study & Other Poems on Art (UDP), Elements (Feral Press), KOAN (New Feral Press), Frozen Heatwave: a poetry collaboration project with Steve Dalachinksy (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2017) & In Delacroix's Garden: a collaborative book with Basil King (Spuyten Duyvil Press). Her poem, Sunday Cave, appeared in The Cafe Review (Spring, 2022) and was chosen by Elaine Equi for Best American Poetry 2023. She lives in New York City.


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