Originally from the U.S.A., Jane Joritz-Nakagawa now lives and works as an associate professor at a national school of education in central Japan, where she teaches courses in gender, American poetry, educational psychology, multiculturalism and English. Her poems have been in dozens of literary journals including New American Writing, ACM, 580 Split, Tinfish and others. Her first poetry book, "Skin Museum" was published by Avant Books (Tokyo) in 2006. Her 2nd poetry book "Aquiline" is due out in autumn 2007. "non-identical" is based on Wilfried Dickhoff's interpretation of artwork by Japanese female painter/sculptor Leiko Ikemura (see "Leiko Ikemura" published by Kerber Verlag). Email is welcome at .