Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. In EVENING ORACLE, Brandon Shimoda encounters shadows, specters, and women—young and old, living and undead—and finds himself standing in a graveyard in the middle of a rice field in a town that no longer exists. EVENING ORACLE is composed of poems originally handwritten at night before sleep in the beds of friends and strangers in Japan (2011-2012), and passages from emails and letters to and from friends and family on the subjects of fruit, vegetables, and dying grandparents. Featuring original poems by Dot Devota and Hiromi Itō, and correspondence by Etel Adnan, Don Mee Choi, Phil Cordelli, Youna Kwak, Quinn Latimer, Mary Ruefle, Rob Schlegel, and Karen McAlister Shimoda, among others.Winner of The Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Award.
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Brandon Shimoda was born in California. He is the author of The Alps (Flim Forum, 2008), O BON (Litmus Press, 2011), THE GIRL WITHOUT ARMS (Black Ocean, 2011), PORTUGUESE (Octopus Books, 2014), and EVENING ORACLE (Letter Machine Editions, 2015), which received the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and THE DESERT (The Song Cave, 2018). He also co-edited (with Thom Donovan) To Look At The Sea Is To Become What One Is: An Etel Adnan Reader (Nightboat Books, 2014). He lives in the desert.Author City: NOWHERE USA