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Graphic Poetry - "Mugwort"

Graphic Poetry - "Mugwort" Previous Project - "Draw the Light"

Graphic Poetry - "Draw the Light"

Graphic Poetry - "Draw the Light" Previous Project - "Our Fourteenth Summer"

Printer's Row Lit Event, Chicago - Rhino Poetry #206

Please stop by today atPrinter's Row Lit Event, Chicago! Rhino Poetry has a table #206. My chapbooks are joining with their wonderful magazines! "Home, No Home" and "Silver Seasons of Heartache" are available from Educe Press, Glass Lyre Press, and Amazon.

Graphic Poetry - "Our Fourteenth Summer"

Graphic Poetry - "Our Fourteenth Summer" Previous Project - "Requiem from an Office 7,000 Miles Away"

Rhino Reads June 30th 6-8pm Bookends & Beginnings

Rhino Reads  Jacques J. Rancourt and Naoko Fujimoto June 30th 6-8pm Bookends & Beginnings 1712 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL Rhino Poetry Open Mic (Sign up before 6pm at the bookstore)
I am going to read poems from
"Home, No Home," "Silver Seasons of Heartache," and current projects.

Graphic Poetry - "Requiem From an Office 7,000 Miles Away"

Graphic Poetry - "Requiem From an Office 7,000 Miles Away" Previous Project - "Natane Rain Is"

Graphic Poetry - "Natane Rain Is"

Graphic Poetry - "Natane Rain Is" Previous Project - "Home, No Home"

Graphic Poetry - "Home, No Home"

Graphic Poetry - "Home, No Home" Previous Project - "The Pay Phone"
The original poem, "Home, No Home", is available from Educe Press. You may also like my newest poetry chapbook, "Silver Seasons of Heartache", from Glass Lyre Press.

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Graphic Poetry - "The Pay Phone"

Graphic Poetry - "The Pay Phone"  Previous Project - Foreign Grey"

Graphic Poetry - "Foreign / Grey"

Graphic Poetry - "Foreign / Grey" Previous Project - "Grandfather's Left Eye"

Graphic Poetry - "Grandfather's Left Eye"

Graphic Poetry - "Grandfather's Left Eye"  Previous Project - "Lunch Time Atlas"
My graphic poetry project will be available from Tupelo Press.
My poetry chapbooks are available from Educe Press, Glass Lyre Press, and Amazon.

Graphic Poetry - "Lunch Time Atlas"

Graphic Poetry - "Lunch Time Atlas" Previous Project - "Dividing"
My graphic poetry collection will be available from Tupelo Press. My poetry chapbooks are available from Educe Press, Glass Lyre Press, and Amazon.

Cream City Review Spring & Summer 2017

Cream City Review Spring & Summer 2017  Thank you very much for accepting my poem. Please enjoy reading it on Page 101! You may visit to see the table of contents.

Graphic Poetry - "Dividing"

Graphic Poetry - "Dividing" Previous Project - "Happy 50th Birthday"
My graphic poetry project will be available from Tupelo Press.

"Silver Seasons of Heartache" and "Home, No Home"

"Silver Seasons of Heartache" is now available from Glass Lyre Press and Amazon.

"Home, No Home" is still available from Educe Press and Amazon.

The CLAS Notable Recent Alumnus Award at IU South Bend

Thank you very much for having me at the 2017 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Notable Recent Alumnus Award, Indiana University South Bend. I was so happy to hear the following words from English professors. 

Photo by Diane Passero.

“Naoko Fujimoto’s poems were startling from the beginning. She had an ability to speak autobiographically, while using the starkness of metaphor and ellipses to create jarring narratives that crackled with the music of hard fact. Her poems deliver the pathos of a personal poetry, poems about surviving and adapting to living in the United States, poems about her family back in Japan (including her many poems about the 2011 tsunami, which are devastatingly troubling and beautiful), poems about visual art and music, poems about desire and the nature of futility. …Naoko Fujimoto is a true visionary.”

Rhino Reading at the Book Stall

RHINO poets and editors ended National Poetry month with a bang at The Book Stall on April 29. I read "Silver Seasons of Heartache" in public for the first time along with "Home No Home". Thank you very much for having me, RHINO.

"Silver Seasons of Heartache" is available from Glass Lyre Press and Amazon.
My first chapbook, "Home, No Home" is also available from Educe Press and Amazon.

RHINO Poetry 2017 this Saturday, April 29, at The Book Stall

3 pm RHINO editors write poems-on-demand! Order a poem-to-go on any topic of your choice. RHINO editor-poets will compose a poen for you on the spot in ild school typewriters for a small donation to the magazine.

4-5 pm Featured reading by RHINO 2017 poets and editors. Copies of the new issue will also be on sale. Grab some RHINO swag--bookmarks and buttons and meet the editors and poets of this 40+ award-winning literary magazine.

Featured readers:

Naoko Fujimoto was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. She was an exchange student and received a B.A. and M.A. from Indiana University South Bend. Her recent publications are in Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, RHINO, Cream City Review, and many other journals. Her first chapbook, “Home, No Home”, won the annual Oro Fino Chapbook Competition by Educe Press. Other short collections, “Silver Seasons of Heartache” and “Cochlea”, will be published by Glass Lyre Press in May, 2017. Currently she is working on her graphic poetry co…

Available now from Glass Lyre Press - "Silver Seasons of Heartache"

Glass Lyre Press Bookstore - Right now Buy Any One Title, Get Another at 50% Off! There are wonderful poets such as Allison Joseph, Val Dering Rojas, Raymond Gibson, Lori Desrosiers, and more.
Please also enjoy reading my poetry chapbook, "Silver Seasons of Heartache". You may purchase it at Glass Lyre Press Bookstore.

Rhino Reads - April 29 Saturday

SAVE THE DATE!  April 29 Saturday: 
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with RHINO Reads! and RHINO Writes! at The Book Stall. Order a poem-to-go written on the spot by one of our editors! Listen to readings from featured RHINO 2017 poets Pablo Otavalo, Alix Anne Shaw, Naoko Fujimoto, and more! Grab some RHINO swag, issues for sale, refreshments, and so much more...! 4/29 Sunday, 3-5 pm, The Book Stall, 811 Elm St. Winnetka, IL. — with Angela Narciso Torres, Pablo Otavalo, Nick Tryling, Ann Hudson, Alix Anne Shaw, Gail Goepfert, Naoko Fujimoto and The Book Stall.

New Poetry Chapbook - "Silver Seasons of Heartache"

"Silver Seasons of Heartache" will be available soon from Amazon and Glass Lyre Press Bookstore.
*** In Silver Seasons of Heartache, Naoko Fujimoto walks a tightrope of language, making her way word by word across the chasm where hope can fall prey to heartbreak, the maybes and might‑bes of life transformed into what simply (and complicatedly) is. She is a poet of heart and humor, of insight and image. In carefully crafted yet conversational lines, Fujimoto describes the complications of our modern lives where “enough is never enough,” but where you also might still be lucky enough to stop and savor the moment when your “breath is quiet— / waiting to catch the last lightning bug.”
—Matthew  Thorburn, author of Dear Almost

Poetry Chapbook "Silver Seasons of Heartache"

My poetry chapbook, "Silver Seasons of Heartache"  will be available from Glass Lyre Press in May, 2017.

Poetry Chapbook "Home, No Home"

My poetry chapbook is available from Educe Press and Amazon.
Amazon Reviews:

May 10, 2016
This is an immaculately crafted, emotionally devastating collection. There's so much elegant silence in these poems,but the carry a great deal of genuine heartbreak. The language is deft, the images are forceful and haunting. I cannot recommend this chapbook strongly enough.
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September 21, 2016
A beautiful, small collection of poetry that cuts to the heart and head. Crisp style. Sharp language. Some of these poems sat with me for days.
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August 4, 2016
This is a stunning collection of poetry. Read the first poem "Seventeen Blue".

Graphic Poetry - "I Burn the Upright Piano"

Graphic Poetry - "I Burn the Upright Piano" Previous Project - "Doesn't Destroy" 
My poetry chapbook is available from Educe Press and Amazon.

Graphic Poetry - "I Eat Pig Ears in Cebu"

Graphic Poetry - "I Eat Pig Ears in Cebu"  Previous Project - "Phobos and Deimos"
My graphic poetry collection will be available from Tupelo Press.

Graphic Poetry - "Phobos and Deimos"

Graphic Poetry - "Phobos and Deimos" Previous Graphic Poetry - "White Avenue"
My poetry chapbook is available from Educe Press, Amazon, and Etsy.

Graphic Poetry - "White Avenue"

Graphic Poetry - "White Avenue"
Previous project - "On a Black Hill" This collection will be available from Tupelo Press.

Tupelo Press - Graphic Poetry

My graphic poetry collection will be published byTupelo Press!

Amazon Best Sellers : Best Asian American Poetry #11

Thank you very much for purchasing my poetry chapbook, "Home, No Home". I am really REALLY thankful for your support.