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Welcome!  This page contains information about my
work in modern Japanese literature and culture, my
creative writing, my everchanging musical likes and
dislikes, and other useless information.  All opinions,
rational conclusions, emotional outbursts, etc., are my
own.  All errors are the fault of someone else.  
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Artwork by Versea Bourdaghs (1941-2008)
All contents copyright 2003-2016 by Michael K. Bourdaghs
"Monkey Business" public reading, event co-organizer, University of Chicago, May 2,

"The Music of Sound: Media and East Asia Project," workshop co-organizer,
University of Chicago, May 5-7, 2016.

"Hearing Things and Possessing Selves: Natsume Soseki's 'Koto no sorane,' Japan
Research Centre,
SOAS, University of London, November 23, 2016.

Natsume Soseki International Symposium, Ferris University, Yokohama, December 8-9,
Recent Fiction and Creative Writing:
(Complete listing available here. Updated 1/7/2016)
"When a Derelict Angel Speaks," short story, in
Valpraiso Fiction Review 5:1 (2015)

"This Hallowed Ground," short story, published  in
Prime Number Magazine #43 (2013).

"In My Room (Ganz Allein)," novella, published
Eunoia Review (2013).

"Timing is Everything," short story, published in
Temporary Infinity #2 (2011).

"Invasive Species," short story, published in
An Anthology of New Fiction
, #4 (2009).  The
Emperor of Japan takes historical responsibility, one
fish at a time.  

Translations of haiku by Kikaku that I did for the
February 2004
special "Japan" issue of, which I guest-edited together with
Tomer Inbar.

"Memoirs of a Geist," short story, published in
Hawai'i Pacific Review, Vol. 16 (2002).  Man
walks into a bar; turns out he's Hegel's Geist.

"Disorientation Day," short story, published in
Colere, Vol. 2 (2002).  Rockabilly meets Husker Du
on the streets of Tokyo, circa 1987.  

"A Hazard of New Fortunes," short story, published
Elysian Fields Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 1 (2002).  
Kuki Shuzo and the Minnesota Twins, together at
last.... You can read a sample and order a copy
Upcoming and Recent Public Lectures and Conferences:
(Updated on 3/22/2016)