Thank you for your interest in is/let, but I am not considering submissions at this time. I do not know when, or if, I will be in the future. Thank you to those who have been supportive of is/let over the years, for your poetry and also for your encouragement.


Kaneko Tohta

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Kaneko Tohta



World Kigo Database

Japan Times obituary

The Asahi Shimbun obituary

selection and commentary by Hiroaki Sato

re:Virals 113 / The Haiku Foundation

Tohta’s blue sharks

“Kaneko Tōta’s ‘fluorescent squid’: Interpretive Translation and Commentary”

by Itō Yûki and Richard Gilbert

Kaneko Tohta’s bank clerks: Envoy 1 (part 1) / (part 2) / (part 3)

photo from Sukagawa International Short Film Festival


Haiku 2016: 100 notable ku from 2015


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