・The Three Awards of the JPC for this year were determined and announced
at the end of Feburary, 2015.
The Award Ceremony was held on April 11th at the 21 KOMCEE hall of
the Tokyo Univ.,
Komaba campus. The three winners are:.
The Japan Poets Club Award: 'An Angle' by Sankichi Shibata
The 25th Japan Poets Club Debut Award: 'The Illusion of Existance'
by Noriko Ishioroshi
The 15th Japan Poets Club Studies Award: 'Paul Celan & Yoshiroh Ishihara' by Etsuko Tomioka
・The regional assembly of the Japan Poets Club in Yamanashi Pref. had finished
on a great note on May
・The general meeting was held on June 13th and the President, the Director
General and 14 directors were
newly designated along with two auditors and an overseas member, Dr. Edward Baugh in Jamaica.
・'The Anthology 2015 of members: vol.37' is published and is now on sale.
・The Japan Poets Club inc. has renewed its Homepage at the end of August, 2015. It newly added English
・On the International Day, October 10th, the Japan Poets Club Inc. co-organized
Exchange with Spain 2015" with Instituto Cervantes de Tokio and
Turkish Airlines welcoming Mr.
Pedro Enriquez from Granada, Spain. The event was held at the hall
of Instituto Cervantes featuring on
the lecture by Mr. Pedor Enriquez and flamenco by Ms. Mayumi Kagita
and her group.
News and Events
・Japan Poets Club Award and Japan Poets Club Debut Award for the most valuable
published in 2015 by the Expert and the Rookie of the year were decided
at the third meeting of the
selection committee on February 21st, 2016 as below.
The 49th Japan Poets Club Award: 'Thus... (Sono-youni-shite)' by Tsuguo Hayashi
The 26th Japan Poets Club Debut Award:'The Seventh Ore (Nanabanme no Kohseki)'
by Ayako Satsuki
The 16th Japan Poets Club Studies Award: No applicable person
The Awards Celemony was held on April 9th at the University of Tokyo, Komaba.
・The 20th Kansai (Western District) Poetry Meeting was organized and held on May 14th at Hotel
Awina Osaka. The title of main lecture by Kiyoe Kawazu was "Toward
a Hope Called as 'Poetry'".
・We had The 67th General Meeting on June 11th as you can see on the same page of events as the next
・The 18th biannual 'Poetry, Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition' (the second article on the link page)
of the Japan Poets Club Inc. was successful which was held from the
20th to 25th of June at the
Chikyu-Do Gallery, Ginza. The Poetry reading by participants and a
lecture celebrated this event
on the last day of its duration.
・At the July Regular Meeting on the 9th, we listened to the lecture by Kenji Fukuma entitled 'How to
Think of Poetry Now'. At the September Meeting (the second article on the link page) on the 10th,
we had Ayako Satsuki, the JPC Debut Award winner, and Masaaki Seto.
And we listened to the
speeches 'Until I awake' and 'Sakutaro and Music, or Poetry as Music'
・The Meeting on the second Saturday of October is our International Day every year(see second article
on the link page). We welcomed Mr. Den Gen this year who writes poetry not only in his mother
language, Chinese, but also in Japanese. We appreciated his lecture which covered the pleasures and
dificulties while facing and tackling poetry and language from a global
perspective including Japan,
China, UK, Korea, and so on.
・The November Meeting (the second article on the link page) in 2016 was held on 12th at the
of No. 18Bldg. of Tokyo Univ., Komaba as usual. The lecturer Mikio
Yagi gave us a speech
with implied meaning entitled 'What I learned from Junzaburoh Nishiwaki. Mrs. Unita
Sacchidanand from Delhi also participated as she was luckily in Japan.
・The Year End Party was held on December 3rd at the open space on the 4F of No. 18 Bldg.
Before that gathering , we enjoyed the Symposium by editors of periodical
Panelists were Mamoru Kikuta, Sonomi Mochizuki, Yoh Okazaki, and Mitsugu
took the part of MC as a director of JPC.
・Annual New Year Party was held on January 9th at the lounge of Campus Plaza Bldg. of Tokyo Univ.,
Komaba, followed by Year End Gathering along with the last monthly regular meeting in 2015, which
was held one month earlier on December 5th. The lecturer was Ms. Aki Sagawa who was rewarded
at the Changwon KC International Poetry Festival with her recent publication
titled 'Learning from
Korean poet Daljin Kim's (金達鎮）poetry spirit '.
・The February and The March Meetings were held respectably on February 13th and on March 12th
as the start of the monthly meetings for this year. The lecturer of
the former one was Fujio Nakamura
on "the late Takashi Tsujii's poetry and poetry imagination, and
Makoto Isshiki gave us the lecture
titled "Our 1960s--Portraits of Poets in Their Youth" in the latter meeting.
・The fourth Poetry School was held on January 23rd and the fifth on February 27th, following the first,
the second and the third last year. The sixth Poetry School was the last in this term held on March
12th which we welcomed Ken Niinobe as a short lecturer and reviewer, and President K. Takeshi as
our school master.
・The new semester of Poetry School in 2016-17 was opened and the first (see the second article on the
link page) was held on July 23rd welcoming Eiji Kuroha as the lecturer
and our President as the
The lecture entitled 'Learning from our Precursors' based on his experiences
was very interesting.
This was followed to the fifth in November in 2016 and the sixth as
the last of semester in January,
2017 as below.
The second: 'How to Compose Poems'by Takashi Sakuma onAugust 27th
The third: 'Poetry and Poets' by Hiroshi Mita on September 24th
The fourth: 'Reviewing of participants' poems' and 'a talk about 'What is poetic
spirit?' by Yukiko
Kuroha on October 22nd
The fifth: 'What is poetry?---Yasushi Inoue and other poets' by Senji Setoguchi
on November 26th
The sixth: 'Joint Review of Participants Poems' and 'a talk' by Hisako Nakai on
This time was the end of the semester, and so President attended
and gave his speech.