For the 24th and final link, the Japanese poet Mr. Kiwao Nomura has contributed a poem. Mr. Nomura has been appointed as the judge of the third series of Space Poem Chain by Mr. Makoto Ooka, the current judge.
His profile is here.
With this link, the Vol. 2 of the Space Poem Chain has been completed. During its making, we received a total of 729 entries. Some were from people who participated every time, some from those who participated as families, some from those who entered with friends, some from those who participated as a school or a group. There were participants from Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, Romania, Saipan and the USA.
We extend our thanks to all those who participated in the Space Poem Chain and visited this site.
To commemorate the completion of Vol. 2 of the Space Poem Chain, we will hold a symposium on March 9, 2008, for which we will begin to accept applications on February 8.
More information about the symposium is here.
We look forward to many people attending.
With this, we close Vol. 2 of the Space Poem Chain. The launch of the third stage will be announced on this website as well. See you then!