Sunken Sand DollarMany writers don’t talk about work in progress. I respect that. I’ve always liked to talk, however, about pretty much anything, including current work. I’ve never had a project end up damaged or “dis-enchanted” as a result. On the contrary, I find that sharing tidbits from my writing process and preoccupations can help me figure out what I’m up to. And I flatter myself that I work on interesting stuff. 

About this image: A sea urchin half-buried in sand, its shape and pattern identifiable but hazy. Taken in April 2019 on Pacific shoreline near Oysterville, WA.

(Yosano Akiko photo below courtesy of Bunka Gakuin. 文化学院蔵)