Jet Fuel Review #14

Enjoy reading my two poems and seeing two graphic poems in the newest issue of Jet Fuel Review.

Homonym Journal Issue 2 - "The Pay Phone"


Homonym is a Berlin based online journal. The editor in chef, Carolina Moura, gave me a wonderful opportunity to promote my graphic poem with an .mp3 recording. Please enjoy viewing "The Pay Phone" and listing to its original poem. In the journal, I explain my process of graphic poetry as well.

Visit Homonym Journal Issue 2 (HERE

As readers can see, “The Pay Phone – Graphic Poem” is very difficult to read. Words and sentences are intentionally upside-down and drowning into the similar background color. The cut-out letters are almost like a life-threatening letter. All my graphic poems are filled with personal moments. The cut-outs are origami-paper that was donated from a family of cancer survivors in Japan.

One patient called her daughter every evening from a hospice’s pay phone and said, “I want to live. Talk to you tomorrow.” I could not ignore the image of a patient standing by a pay phone every day to share how much she wanted to live and spend the future with her loved ones. However, the patient’s voice did not go through easily after her many treatments, mirroring her family and friends’ fatigue over time.

Drunk In Midnight Choir - Issue #2 Fall 2017

My three graphic poems are in the Issue #2 Fall 2017.
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Would you like to see more graphic poems? 
My five graphic poems are in the new issue of Tupelo Quarterly.
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Thank you very much for supporting my graphic poetry project!

Poetry Today - Youtube Interview

Nearly 150 people watched my interview at Poetry Today at City of Highland Park PEG Access TV. Thank you very much for supporting us! (Picture: Graphic Poetry Reading at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago)

homonym winter 2017


Their second issue is coming out soon!
Homonym is now a Berlin based journal. I am so happy to be a part of it. 

Pushcard Prize - "Silver Seasons of Heartache"

My poem, "Koi-Kokoro is One Step Before", from "Silver Seasons of Heartache"was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Glass Lyre Press. Thank you very much for believing in me.

9 - 5 Working Writers

Alessandra Rolffs (Poetry Editor at Cream City Review) interviews writers, poets, and artists in her website. Her series is called "5-9 Working Writers". I talked about my graphic poetry project and I was really happy to show the process of "Dividing" which was recently published in Tupelo Quarterly. Enjoy reading!!

Tupelo Quarterly is Out!

"Tupelo Quarterly" is a free online literature journal.
Enjoy reading my graphic poems!

Rachel Custer x Fujimoto - Coverart

Rachel Custer x Fujimoto
I was really happy to design her first poetry book, "The Temple She Became". The book is available from Five Oak Press and Amazon. Enjoy!

Charmi Keranen x Naoko Fujimoto - Graphic Poem

Charmi Keranen x Naoko Fujimoto 
I translated Charmi Keranen's wedding poem into a graphic poem. Her poetry book is available from Big Wonderful Press.

Poetry Today - Youtube Interview

Nearly 100 people watched my interview at Poetry Today at City of Highland Park PEG Access TV. Thank you very much for supporting us!