The Art and poetry of chris mosdell | CHris mosdell

February 22, 2020

Chris Mosdell is a poet, lyricist, author, and illustrator, who has collaborated with an extensive array of well-known musicians and composers. He has written lyrics for Eric Clapton, Sarah Brightman, Boy George, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and YMO, to name a few. He also wrote lyrics together with Michael Jackson. He has also produced music for feature films, opera, and anime soundtracks, including Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Texhnolyze, and Wolf's Rain. He has been awarded the The Yuki Hayashi-Newkirk Poetry Prize, Gold Prize for Lyrics (Tokyo Music Festival), and the Grand Prize for Poetry (Colorado Festival of Literature).

For this event, Chris will be giving us deeper insight into his songwriting and lyrical work. He'll be discussing his past works and sharing the creative process from journaling to choosing the perfect pronoun or preposition for

A book signing session will follow. Limited edition (500 total), open spine bindings of his new book, The Radicals, will be on sale for 2,000 yen each. Some of his other books will also be available for purchase.

Date: Saturday, February 22nd

Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Fee: ¥500 Current KAIS/EMS Students |

¥ 1,000 Former KAIS/EMS Students / Guardians / Adults |

Location: KA International | Toritsudaigaku Campus | 4th Floor

1 Chome-6-8 Nakane, Meguro, Tokyo 152-0031

Under his pseudonym “Mozz” Chris Mosdell has written and illustrated a series of children’s books. “In Search of the Holey Whale” was the Gold Prize Winner of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Poetry, while “A Fork in the Road” won the USA Book News “Best Books 2010” Award for Humour. Mozz has been described as “weird and charming . . . a modern-day Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein, creating worlds that are often nonsensical but always whimsical.”

“Mozz” is also a marvelous performer. With his quick wit and worldly wackiness he is a smash hit with the kids. When he reads his poems, he peppers his performance with lots of amusing anecdotes and funny facts.