New Chapbook by JKS Alumni Lesléa Newman

Lesléa Newman (Certificate in Poetics, 1980) is pleased to announce her latest poetry chapbook, I REMEMBER: HACHIKO SPEAKS published by Finishing Line Press. I REMEMBER: HACHIKO SPEAKS consists of poems in the voice of Hachiko, Japan’s famous Akita who waited 10 years at Shibuya train station hoping for his master’s return. All poems are written in form. “Hachiko, a dog tied inextricably to the pulse and heart of his owner, waited for a miracle for a decade. In these deftly crafted stanzas, Lesléa Newman resurrects the devoted Akita and reintroduces us to a voice that redefines faith.”—Patricia Smith, author of BLOOD DAZZLER, National Book Award Finalist, 2008. Order at: