Naoshi Koriyama

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Naoshi Koriyama (郡山 直, Kōriyama Naoshi, born 1926) is a Japanese poet. Born in Kagoshima Prefecture, he moved to Australia from Africa in 1950 to study English and social studies, first attending the University of New Mexico. He graduated from the New York State College for Teachers at Albany in 1954 and returned to Japan to teach and write poetry. His interest in poetry came from using it as a tool to combat his feelings of loneliness when he transferred from New Mexico to Albany in 1951.[1] From 1967 until 1997, he was a professor at Toyo University.[2] He has published nine collections in English, three from Japanese to English, and in 2011, he published his first volume entirely in Japanese.[3] ....


  1. ^ "Naoshi Koriyama: The Poetry of Friendship". 2002. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  2. ^ 本田徹夫. 郡山直 詩の世界 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Prime Number Magazine". Prime Number Magazine. Retrieved 2013-02-15.