takatsu

I have been missing for a long time! I've been busy running a publishing company called Inspiritus Press, and being highly active in the Toronto small press and poetry scene. 
          	
          	But I'm dropping some quick good news: my first poetry chapbook has been published by the esteemed Toronto-based Anstruther Press and is available! It's a beautiful, minimalist, little limited edition book, which will become rare and out-of-print soon. Be sure to grab a copy!
          	
          	Just $10 CAD via my publisher's site: http://www.anstrutherpress.com/new-products/kawatare-by-s-takatsu
          	
          	Or a signed copy for an additional amount and shipping fees at: http://stakatsu.com/project/kawatare/
          	
          	In this limited edition chapbook, 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.

Aiollence

Hello there Mr takatsu  
          Your works are very amazing Secondhand  memories is the best book I read in my whole life!!
          It would be very helpful if you guide me to buy your books .
          Thank You
          Xxxx
          

DjCheezyDribble

@takatsu glad to see you're still at it, bought a signed version as soon as I finished reading the post.  Coming across secondhand memories was the first cell phone novel I read, and the involvement and captivation I had with the plot left an impact on how I looked at different forms of novels and books. From there I read Espresso Love, which I was expecting a similar style. What I got was very misleading from the title. Reading the updates as they came made it that much more heavy on the processing, possible foreshadowing and more. 
          
          Taking away from this blob above of praise from just another reader, it was arguably the best I've read and to let any author, big or small, know some positive feedback when it's due has always been big for me.  I haven't gotten around to finishing Harbringer's child yet, not sure if it was completed or paused. But I'll get around to catching up on that soon and look forward to reading Kataware when it gets in the mail. 
          
          All the best to you, 
          Jeffrey

takatsu

@DjCheezyDribble Thanks for your support all this time!! Very much appreciate your kind words! I guess you can see how my writing and thoughts have changed :) Harbinger's Child is paused... i really do want to continue it, it was a fun project to write, but it's also one of those massive ones i don't really know how to tackle the rest of it. I'm looking forward to sending you a copy of Kawatare. Signing it right now :) Thanks again!
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takatsu

I have been missing for a long time! I've been busy running a publishing company called Inspiritus Press, and being highly active in the Toronto small press and poetry scene. 
          
          But I'm dropping some quick good news: my first poetry chapbook has been published by the esteemed Toronto-based Anstruther Press and is available! It's a beautiful, minimalist, little limited edition book, which will become rare and out-of-print soon. Be sure to grab a copy!
          
          Just $10 CAD via my publisher's site: http://www.anstrutherpress.com/new-products/kawatare-by-s-takatsu
          
          Or a signed copy for an additional amount and shipping fees at: http://stakatsu.com/project/kawatare/
          
          In this limited edition chapbook, 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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