Zon Samine is a Japanese poet with an international background. He published his first volume of poetry, “Taigan-heto (translation: Crossing Water)” (Publisher: Shichosha) in 2015. Born in Tokyo, he lived in the United States for 13 years. His life in America has served as a foundation for his poetry and his deepening understanding of American poetry via communication with diverse poets. His collaboration with the contemporary composer Yuka Shibuya, providing text for pieces, has led to his interest in poetry’s interaction with music. Samine has written extensively for poetry magazines/journals including Gendaishi Techo, Eureka, and Rekitei.