Sage Francis: ‘Personal Journals’


Sexual identity, death and mental illness are confronted with equal doses of seriousness and irony, without Francis ever grabbing his crotch or beating his chest. “Inherited Scars” at first sounds like one-night-stand braggadocio (“She said: ‘I want to show you something’ “) but actually documents his sister’s experience with self-mutilation. “Pitchers of Silence” tells of heartbreak and obsession, only to end with a falsetto chorus of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name.”

Read the full review at The Japan Times Online.

Sage Francis: 'Personal Journals' | The Japan Times Online

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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