Originally from London, Philip Rowland is a long-time resident of Tokyo, where he works as a professor of English. He has published widely on contemporary short-form poetry and poetics and is the founding editor of NOON: journal of the short poem; he is also co-editor of the anthology Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years (Norton, 2013). He has published five books or pamphlets of poetry, the latest being Something Other Than Other (Isobar Press, 2016).
Praise for the journal: It cheers me up that there are still people on the planet who think poetry is worth such care and attention. - Geraldine MonkSo full of splintered richness. - Jane HirshfieldEvidences the wealth of the minimalist tradition, resolutely international. - Alistair NoonNOON succeeds in exemplifying the Borgesian idea that all literature can be read as by a single author, that 'in this correlation, the identity or plurality of men' (or of women) 'doesn't matter.' - Barry SchwabskyYou have drawn together so many I have prized so long - who would have seemed an improbable mix, if not 'incompatible' - and, placing them side by side, shown how they are wholly of a time, a world, ours. - John Martone