By Yoshinori Henguchi, translated by D. Michael Ramirez
Yoshinori Henguchi's brash, funny, bilingual collection of poetry and photography launches readers into the thick of a thriving Japanese subculture. In both the poetry and the photography, Henguchi makes the everyday surreal: he blasts a microphone with an ironically interrogatory camera flash; he snarls a hammer in pink thread; and in the space of a tea time, a body and a planet fall apart while children grow giant. Henguchi explores what he calls man's "foolish will" to define himself on a canvas of "infinities and nothingness," of absurdities and awe.
Lizard Telepathy Fox Telepathy by Yoshinori Henguchi, trans. D. Michael Ramirez
Publication Date: 07/29/2014
Size: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Yoshinori Henguchi is a photographer, artist, musician, and poet from Osaka, Japan. He often reads his poetry at live houses in Japan while accompanied by the grinding guitar rhythms of musical group ShinaiKankei (Inner City Relations). He publishes his poems in dojinshi journals sold at underground bookstores in Japan. In 2011 he read his poetry at the Dusseldorf Art Expo and took part in the 50 Eyes: Save Japan Photo Cards Project sponsored by the Tokyo Institute of Photography and CMS Corp. In 2006 he won Canon's New Cosmos of Photography Excellence Award. This is his first book in English.
David Michael Ramirez II, the translator, has a Ph.D. in Japan studies from Osaka University of Foreign Studies.