Excerpt. See full poem via link below.

The Colorado Review and featured this piece, which is a part of their summer issue. I've had the good fortune to publish others in the same (anti-)epistolary style since, but CR was the first journal to take a chance on this poem, dressed as it is in a form that lots of great and well-meaning editors told me was a non-starter. Thanks to Sasha, Cedar and Stephanie G'Schwind for all your hard work.

Update: This piece along with a scholarly note has been added to Project Muse. Have a look. 

In “Japan” a speaker wrestles with the ambivalence of missing someone while relishing a return to the self in their absence.“Japan” takes the form of a postcard or a letter, but is in fact an “anti-epistolary” poem: it explores the expressive space that opens up when a text regards its addressee as a collection of Deleuzian attributes, rather than as an individual--Project Muse