Ken’ichi Sasō was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1968 and is the author of eight books of poetry. “Suspense” appears in his 2008 collection, The Planet of Hearts (Shinzō no hoshi). English translations of his poetry by Noriko Hara and Joe DeLong have also appeared in Forklift, Ohio.
Living things are a real mystery. Who could have left behind this much stuff? Their “symbols” intrigue me: <X> <Q> <?> <!> <Regret> <Top Secret> <Global> <Wall> I’ve catalogued my finds by provenance, by roundness and squareness. Curves and dots are scattered throughout. […]