Upcoming Events


(book review) in FILM QUARTERLY of TANAKA KINUYO: NATION, STARDOM, AND FEMALE SUBJECTIVITY. Ed Irene González-López and Michael Smith (Edinburgh UP, 2018)


Past Events:


Introduction of  2 classical Japanese films, Late Spring and Ugetsu at the Cinematheque Ontario/Toronto in July (2018).

Friday July 13, 6:30 pm  Ugetsu

Saturday, July 14, 3:20 pm  Late Spring



My poem “For Zarganar,” has won honorable mention in the NC Poetry Society “Poetry of Courage” contest judged by Heather Bowlan. Heather Bowlan is a writer and editor living in Philadelphia.  Her poetry has been published in New Ohio ReviewInterimNashville Review, and elsewhere. Heather has served on the editorial staff of BOAAT and Raleigh Review, is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets Award, and has received fellowships and grants from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center.

My poem “Third Ring,” has won 3rd Prize in the N.C. Poetry Society “Hayman/Love Poetry” contest judged by Erin Rose Coffin. Erin Rose Coffin holds a Masters of Fine Arts in poetry from North Carolina State University.  Her work has appeared in Raleigh Review and Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands, and she is an editorial assistant for So and So Magazine. She was a finalist in the North Carolina State Poetry Contest, judged by Yusef Komunyakaa. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband

MaborosiInvited full-length commentary on a new Blu-ray of the Japanese film Maboroshi (dir. Kore-eda Hirokazu). Available through Milestone Film and Video.






“Reflecting Through Images: The Documentaries of Mercedes Álvarez,” in Ulfsdotter, Boel, ed. FEMALE AUTHORSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTARY MEDIA (University of Gothenburg, Sweden). Edinburgh University Press, 2018, pp. 184-193.






INTRODUCTIONS OF JAPANESE FILMS: Cary Theatre (Cary, NC), Varsity Theatre (Raleigh, NC), UNC/Chapel Hill, North Carolina Museum of Art, RiverRun Film Festival (Winston-Salem), FilmFest919 (Chapel Hill, NC)

Pickford Film Center (Bellingham, Washington) and Western Washington University.


New essay in:

José Carlos Teixeira . On Exile (2018)
by Stolen Books (publishing label from Lisbon)
Supported by MAAT (Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisbon), UW-Madison.
with contributions by:
Linda Ehrlich
Ana Anacleto
João Pinharanda
Steven Henry Madoff
Jeremy Bendik-Keymer
Maria Inigo Clavo

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