Genie Nakano

October written by Genie Nakano at Spillwords.com

October

October written by: Genie Nakano @genieyogini   A depression sets in every October. This is the month my father died and when he passed a crater grea...
Flower written by Genie Nakano at Spillwords.com

Flower

Flower written by: Genie Nakano @genieyogini   She is a flower searching for fertile ground standing in  "mountain pose"  topples very ea...
Urbania written by Genie Nakano at Spillwords.com

Urbania

Urbania written by: Genie Nakano @genieyogini   Running through wheat fields and skipping stones across the river are not my childhood memories.  ...
Genie Nakano

Genie Nakano

I was born in Boyle Heights, CA. known as the barrios of East L.A. I am a journalist for The Rafu Shimpo and have written three books of Haiku and Tanka. My latest is “Colorful Lives” a tanka and adult coloring book. Tanka, the elder elegant sister of haiku, is my favorite form of writing it keeps me succinct and musical at the same time. After all..tanka means “short Song”.
I was a professional dancer and photographer for many years. Currently I teach Yoga and tanka at the Japanese Cultural Institute In Gardena, CA.