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Small Poems

Yuko Otomo

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Out of Print"I did not idolize him, but I effortlessly learned of a man"



since my father
was not such a gentle-man
when he was young
I did not idolize him, but
I effortlessly learned of a man

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About the Author

Yuko Otomo
Yuko Otomo is a visual artist and poet of Japanese origin. She also writes art criticism, essays & translations. Her visual art, which focuses on the study of “pure abstraction,” has been shown at Tribes Gallery, Anthology Film Archives Courthouse Gallery, ABC No Rio, Brecht Forum, Gallery 128, Knitting Factory, Vision Festival, and elsewhere. She has read her work at New York City venues including St. Mark's Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry Club, Tonic, The Stone, Knitting Factory, NY Public Library, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Nest, Pink Pony, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, and in Germany, France and Japan. Her books include Garden: Selected Haiku (Beehive Press), Small Poems (UDP), The Hand of the Poet (UDP), Cornell box Poems, Genesis, and Fragile (Sisyphus Press). She is presently at work on on a volume of critical writing on art.