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Yamanote Loop by Marc Brüseke

  • Yamanote Loop by Marc Brüseke

Photo-sketching is a literary device that Marc has been developing for several years. He could tell you about the theoretics of it all, of how it fuses poststructural semiotics with Japanese poetics to create literary moments of memory driven ‘satori’, but that’s rather convoluted and dry. So he'll keep it simple by saying, 'the aim of photo-sketching is to transform photographs into short poems, or prose. To render a personal photograph as words.' In this case, 46 of them. The Yamanote line is a looping intercity train line in central Tokyo. Most of the 46 photo-sketches take place within this loop.

Marc Brüseke is a writer and small press publisher from Cape Town, South Africa. As an author he has published nine chapbooks of poetry and prose, the novel Get it Back to Give it Away, and the book length poem, The Arrival of Dr. K: A Poem and Manifesto in Five Parts. As a publisher he has helped edit into existence over 150 publications by some of the most recognisable and exciting writers from the contemporary literary underground. He lives in the city of Leeds, England.

Yamanote Loop is an A5 saddle stitched chapbook. Lovingly handmade, hand stamped, and hand numbered. Limited to 25 copies. Printed on an old Canon laser printer we found abandoned at a dump site.