SBP Blog

The Japan Times reviews 'The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me'

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

"The Fourth String reconfigures the typical Japan fish-out-of-water memoir into a meditation on music and mastery, relationships, culture and narrative." Read More


'The Fourth String' reviewed by the Asian Review of Books

Michael Palmer - Monday, May 13, 2019

We're proud to share that the Asian Review of Books has shared their review of Janet Pocorobba's new memoir, The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me  Read More


Defying the Western Narrative — Interview with Janet Pocorobba for DIY MFA

Michael Palmer - Thursday, April 11, 2019

Janet Pocorobba, author of the incredible new memoir The Fourth String speaks with DIY MFA on her new book as well as how to defy writing structures both in the classroom and on the page. Read More


'The Fourth String' officially out now! First review by Hippocampus Magazine

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

It's official! Janet Pocorobba's new memoir The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me is officially available from your favorite book retailer!  Read More


Janet Pocorobba East Coast reading and shamisen performance dates

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 11, 2019

Janet Pocorobba and her upcoming memoir The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me are going on the road! Not only will she be speaking about her experience learning the shamisen, a traditional Japanese three stringed instumenet, but she will also be bringing it with her for a special performance. For those of you on the East Coast, check the dates below!  Read More


Author, Alexandra Johnson shares 'The Fourth String' blurb

Michael Palmer - Friday, November 23, 2018

We're proud to share that Alexandra Johnson, author of The Hidden Writer has shared her blurb on Janet Pocorobba's upcoming memoir The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me  Read More


Author, Rachel Manley shares her thoughts on 'The Fourth String'

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 24, 2018

We are still months away from the publication of Janet Pocorobba's The Fourth String, but we've received wonderful words about the book from the literary world. Rachel Manley, author of Drumblair trilogy and recepient of Canada's Governor General's Award for Literature has weighed in!  Read More


Like our blog? Please share it!

Categories

Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan


Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

China Smart


Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China

Forty-Seven Samurai


One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin

Oh, Tama!


A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.

Tag Cloud

japanese cutlure japan travel ibpa publishing university koun Olympics donald richie japan vacation 2020 Olympics student teacher book tour tourist ancient symbol forewrod reviews indies controversy donald keene book blurb Chinese history China how to travel in japan Culture hippocampus magazine Chiune Sugihara ritual jing liu damian flanagan how to order in japan kyodo news china where igo book publicity behavior japanese classic china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language poet pottery Korea photography History traditional japanese music bookstore dirt and water IBPA japanese book blurb janet pocorbba gratitude in japan books writing amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan traditional japanese instrumenet michael emmerich Basho's Narrow Road japan culture buddhist priest nazi gaijinpot the inland sea expert ripe mangoes osamu tezuka ancient symbols why we write podcast state of belief suehiro maruo japanese customs evil learning shamisen buddhist symbols university of chicago Coming of Age Day classic poetry classic japanese literature death four immigrants stone bridge cafe hiroaki sato Spirituality hate chinese comics kyoto danica davidson poetry of consciousness classic a shameful life stone bridge press japan etiquette 47 samurai buddhism visitor UCLA the millions travel Japan the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me publicity new york bowing in japan Alexandra Johnson Ukiyo-e Nikolas Bunton chinese literature hitler symbol eating in japan Art/Design comics publishing yukio mishima book hoarding graphic novels journal' monks wife AAS chinese diymfa Interview internment kris kosaka japanese journal of a zen monk the hidden writer zen brad hawley learning in japan holocaust dark horse society performance japan trip huffington post walt disney japan custom zen monk wife in the woods of memory the lion king nhk paul mccarthy osamu dazai japan manners japan memoir VIZ janet pocorobba china travel shamisen haibun reviews tokyo Korea Spring Festival manga biography Year of the Dog japan travel guide comic history haiku asia alan moore book signing the fourth string Anime/Manga/Comics travel to japan zen monks wife' tomoko aoyama 1960s Korea wanderlust manga journal of a zen monk's wife understandind china through comics memior travel literature the asian review of books kyoto journal a mejiro novel kimba the white lion verticle author signing nova scotia what do in japan 4k new release literary review a memoir purification 2019 memoir year of zen gallery awa giajin manners author event buddhist lesley university frederik schodt Japanese art nara japan book bushido musical eastern and western philosophy will eisner catcher in the rye awards 47 ronin japan guide foreigner in japan a memoir of sensei and me journal book review china vacation how to drinking in japan living in japan amy chavez japanese music henry kiyama china history japan book review japanese etiquette eli lieberman japan visitor literary prize oh tama expat journal of a zen monks wife in japan japanese to english illustration event classic literature gaijin pot rachel manley astro boy mieko kanai china book literature japan today larry herzberg Basho finalist zen monk in japan shamisen performance lucille cara sensei and me benjamin franklin award astrology book Language hooked cross Asian Studies kinokuniya event alan brill new books memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist Children's Literature travel manners hiaku Japan sensei PEN AWARD pacific rim review of books simba doris bargen author talk luke patitsas book reading international book award benjamin franklin awards jungle emperor takuma sminkey tk nakagaki japanese drunk peace symbol best behavior in japan black jack forty seven ronin otakuusa pulitzer prize travel etiquette center of east asian studies ningen shikkaku review Translation world literature today amys guide to best behavior in japan forty seven samurai politics and prose foreword indies award william f sibley peace american shamisen welton gaddy association of jewish libraries translators tracy franz t.k. nakagaki china smart Poetry swastika The Colorado Review Second World War japanese bath Chinese culture etiquette memoir writing tea diy mfa shaimsen WWII min kahng Tokyo Olympics the japan times Japanese holidays nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara japanese books in english Chinese New Year juddhism new york events japanese manners author non-fiction anime the silver spoon miswest book review hitler Chinese Astrology japanese history koto leonard koren Christianity monk wife traditional japanese instrument japan restaurant announcement author tour summer vacation the buddhist swastika japanese translation janet pocrobba foreword reviews lions roar china guide expat in japan podcast washington dc namethetranslator Shoah the japan society monks wife my year of dirt and water japanese instrument Japanese literature criterion guide osamau tezuka religion Okinawan literature fantasy literature award holden caufield huffpost shun medoruma green tea trip monk japanese instruments keanu reeves japan ravel jun hazuki wife mark gibeau chapters interfaith disney fred schodt manji osaka film Travel japan times asian review of books Christianity in Japan forest gander japanese culture zen monk japanese travel japan travel etiquette foreword indies japanese people matcha frank beyer book talk japan books hitlers cross seppuku photography no longer human budhist swastika japanese craft kansuke naka gaijin japanese books buddhist swastika japan food book reviews Japanese aesthetics japan behavior do it right and be polite diary World War Two ex pat literature dazai zazen Children's Books World War II rebecca otowa traditional jared cook tricycle magazine book award tea garden 1960's Japan suicide polite
RSS