Record, Kirby

Kirby Record was born and raised in a rural area of central Indiana. He now teaches language, literature and semiotics at Showa women’s University in Tokyo, and also has a home in a rural village in southern Malaysia.

Geography of the Soul
1999 0-7734-3101-2
These poems represent the experience of living in Asia and the struggle to find inner continuity between the external circumstances of living in vastly disparate social cultural environments (such as a Malay village and Tokyo, Japan), and the internal unity that derives from one’s own cultural identity and personal history. The poems reflect the integrity of soul in the context of geographical variation, and in doing so engage some universal themes.