Alexandra Corrin Tachibana This poem was originally published in the Fenland Poetry Journal
Author: Alex Corrin-Tachibana
Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana is a Newcastle-based poet who lived in Shizuoka, Japan, for 10 years. She holds an MA in Japanese Language and Contemporary Society, from Sheffield University, and an MA in Writing Poetry, from Newcastle University. This year she was shortlisted for the 2020 Fish Publishing Prize and was commended in the Winchester Poetry Prize, and in the Cheltenham-based Buzzwords competition. Her most recent work is published or forthcoming in Tears in the Fence, Orbis, Obsessed with Pipework, Fenland Poetry Journal, and Artemis. She writes poetry pamphlet reviews for Happenstance Press.
We biked through the seasons: Spring, sakura blossom,
Summer, sardines by the river,
The trains are grubby and I crave
cold Asahi Super Dry from the trolley
We called you Auntie Anne in Worthing, 2 hours away, by the sea. I owe you a letter. I have one of yours from 2014, you’d been to The Nutcracker with the ladies from choir, had a Chinese, and were keeping busy because you have to keep going don’t you Alexandra? You’d say. Letters, about […]
This is Yumigahama
and we’re here to show Sally
the best of Japan.