SBP Blog

Janet Pocorobba speaks with Lesley University Why We Write Podcast about her new memoir

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, April 03, 2019

On the Why We Write podcast from Lesley University, Associate Professor Janet Pocorobba discusses her new book, The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and MeRead More

Like our blog? Please share it!


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

Oh, Tama!

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

The Fourth String

Two women. Two cultures. One music.

Tag Cloud

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