My poem 懐 ( なつ ) かしい ｓｈｏｅｂｏｘ 二 (nostalgia shoebox) 二 has been published as part of issue 8 of ctrl+v in three parts.
I’ll include the one of them below:
“Scattered ephemera from a trip to Japan five years ago, accompanied by fragments of letters from a monk. A bittersweet escapism in a time when we are unable to travel, but with the promise that such things will be possible again one day.”
The piece was originally created in a very long portrait format, but the editors reached out to me to ask if it would be okay to reformat it so that it would work better in the landscape format of their magazine. I added “二” to the title as a result of this, the kanji for two denoting a second version, and also because of it being visually horizontal to reflect the changing format.
The entire issue is able to be scrolled through here.