As it were, not eight years after the earthquake but the earthquake for eight years.

Ryoichi Wago



The poet thought that he must do something "completely different" after the explosion of the nuclear power plant, and continued to post tweets that he did not know who would read via Twitter, which "he was not good at." He says that the difficulty of writing "as it is" facing "the absurd" of this accident is at the origin of his poetry afterwards. From a  tripartite talk with a folklorist, Norio Akasaka and an art producer, Chiaki Soma ("Contemporary Poem Handbook" March issue).


"March 11  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"