Terry Watada
   
 

Terry Watada's previous publications include an historical work, Bukkyo Tozen: A History of Buddhism in Canada, a short fiction collection, Daruma Days, a children's biography, Seeing The Invisible, and a poetry collection, Ten Thousand Views of Rain as well as the successful, main stage play, Vincent. Watada lives in Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


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poetry

 96 pages/trade paper

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ISBN: 978-1-897235-14-0
List Price: $15.95

Terry Watada

 

Terry Watada crafts an artful mix of Buddhist tradition, Japanese-infused language and rich cultural history, where death is but one stop in the cyclical, timeless nature of a life. His is a warm tribute to the thin veil between worlds where sorrow is as transient as happiness. Obon: The Festival of the Dead is a celebration of people who endure through poverty and prejudice while they deftly and memorably evoke the traditions that redeem and define them. Deploying a remarkable balance between line and space, Watada’s span of syntax and diction are striking. Whether writing about drug addiction, forced labour, jazz, or the reveries of Japanese values, Watada measures the impact of each poem as carefully as a well-placed stone in the Ryoan-ji, or an arranged paper lantern in the Urabon. Obon: The Festival of the Dead is honest communion that bids ancestral voices to speak from every page, spreading their illumination long after the poetic moment, long after the season of Obon has ended.

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poetry

104 pages/trade paper

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ISBN: 978-1-894345-24-8
List Price: $10.95

Terry Watada


This beautiful collection of lyrical poems explores the dynamic interaction of Japanese and Canadian cultures, utilizing the powerful and universal elements of weather, art and family.
Watada's poetry moves through music, fine art, religion and memory as he explores the languages and landscapes within which the Japanese-Canadian experience takes place, and through which it is expressed.
Stylistically fluid and graceful, Ten Thousand Views of Rain evokes a world in which tradition and modern life mesh through a compelling imagination.

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