New chapbook with Kimiko Hahn!

In the States, the front door opens right into the living room. I don’t know where to shed the outside, how to come inside.
— from "Genkan"

I'm thrilled to announce the release of Dovetail: Poems in Conversation and a Conversationa chapbook I co-authored with Kimiko Hahn and published by Slapering Hol Press.

Dovetail is a sequence of poems germinated from words Kimiko and I traded back and forth -- words from our childhood, words with meanings that echo and resound across decades and cultures: between the U.S. and Japan, across childhood and adulthood, between writer and reader.

And more than anything, it’s a chapbook driven by a playful spirit of experimentation and collaboration. As I say in the “Conversation” at the end of the book, it was a “practice in letting go of control, a way to stay curious and open, and a way to surprise myself.”

It’s available for order here. Check it out, let me know what you think, and tell me how you approach collaborations!

©  2019 Tamiko Beyer