Stations of the Sun

Roger Finch

ISBN 978-0-977461-03-5

About the Book

From Roger Finch’s long experience of living in Japan and traveling widely in the Far East, Europe, and other countries come the settings and themes of many of these poems dealing with love, friendship, encounters with strangers, discovery, loss, and death, while others focus on memories of the past, separation, and longing for his homeland. The prosodic base of most of these poems is inspired by Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Quechua poetry.

About the Author

Roger Finch was born in Pittsburgh in 1937, graduated with a B.A. in Music Theory from The George Washington University, and subsequently received a doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. In 1977 he moved to Japan, where he is currently Professor at Surugadai University. He has published two previous collections of poetry, According to Lilies (Carcanet, 1992) and Foxin the Morning (Leviathan, 2000).

Praise for Stations of the Sun

“Color, light, nature, and art in Roger Finch’s poems radiate an experience of miraculous attentiveness to the power of desire and memory. Deftly musical, the poems of Stations of the Sun find loss and hope intertwined in affirmation, as time and changing flesh become precise and eloquent words.” -- James Hatch, PhD, Modern Language Association

Praise for Previous Collections by Roger Finch

"Full of exquisite craftsmanship...which insinuates and inlays itself into one's consciousness." -- Ian Sansom, Times Literary Supplement

"All the poems in the book aim to enhance the reader's aesthetic understanding." -- David Burleigh, The Japan Times