Biography. Cultural Writing. Gary Lawless, editor of NANAO OR NEVER, writes in the Preface, This is not a biography of Nanao Sakaki. This is a collection of stories, poems, photos, reports from the various way stations of Nanao's life. This collection is made up of affectionate recollections by friends of the well-loved poet, playwright, and walker, whose books include BREAK THE MIRROR and LET'S EAT STARS (available from SPD). With contributions by Allen Ginsberg, John Brandi, Lawless, and many others.