“I make collages in small sketchbooks every night before I sleep.
I call them ‘collage logbooks.’
They are diaries and also the place of creation for
my art and visual poetry.”

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“The works in my sketchbooks are like automatic writings, based on my daily life. Perhaps there will be specific themes and memories that can be used for the future. By filling these pages, I’m engaging with and acknowledging my memories.”

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“I use scrap papers and the remains of past finished collages. I keep these in (trash) boxes along with used stamps, pages from old magazines, failed pieces, and so on. My favourite material for sketchbook work is ‘Ephemera’ (garbage).”

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hiromi suzuki is an illustrator, poet, artist living in Tokyo, Japan. A contributor to the Japanese poetry magazine “gui” (run by members of the Japanese “VOU” group of poets, founded by the late Kitasono Katue). Author of Ms. cried, 77 poems by hiromi suzuki (kisaragi publishing, 2013 ISBN978-4-901850-42-1). Her works are published internationally in Otoliths, BlazeVOX, Empty Mirror, Experiment-O, M58, DATABLEED, Black Market Re-View, Burning House Press, h&, BRAVE NEW WORD magazine, DODGING THE RAIN, Jazz Cigarette, TAPE HISS zine, The Arsonist Magazine, MOONCHILD MAGAZINE, Coldfront Magazine, 3:AM Magazine and NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2015 / 2017 amongst other places.

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