Calligraphy: Yuko Shimono

MICHAEL ELLIOTT:   

"Nagasaki" was started as a complaint to be lodged against the U. S. war machine and the use of this available awesome power. The art work soon resolved itself into a vivid graphic display of the abysmal intention of humankind to kill. Instead of a display against the atom bombs of 50 years earlier the paintings I created and the poem have become a cry for peace as this child of the universe looks upon us with brooding eyes as if to say, "Why?"



WILLIAM I. ELLIOTT:  

Poet, editor, translator and educator, lives in Yokohama, Japan, where he has taught for twenty-five years. This award-winning poet (American Book Award and others) has more than twenty books in print which include his own poetry and translations of Shuntaro Tanikawa, Japan's leading contemporary poet.