Pinky-white, I walk content
your blossom aisle.

Treacly chicken treats
with cold Asahi.

I taste it. I see you –
open-petal parachutes,

Words, in a flurry,
settle gently on the page.



Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana started reciting poetry at age five, when she attended Speech and Drama lessons in the historic market town of Bradford-on-Avon, near Bath, in the U.K. She went on to win Eisteddfods in Music and Drama. Alexandra studied Modern History at St.Hugh’s College, the University of Oxford. Subsequently, she trained as a secondary school teacher at the University of East Anglia before beginning a decade’s teaching career in Japan. Japanese themes and symbols permeate her poetry. She resides in the north of England where she works as a lecturer in Humanities and Social Science at Newcastle University. Alexandra has a Masters in Japanese Language and Society from Sheffield University and is currently pursuing an MA in Writing Poetry at Newcastle University.

[ The photograph at the top of this page is in the public domain. ]


The Poem of Anger

By Fredric Koeppel / 2018-07-08

Juicy Chicken

By Cat Jules / 2018-06-17

In Fargo

By Mario Duarte / 2018-06-17


By Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana / 2018-06-23


By Patrice Claeys / 2018-07-02