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For the latest SWH! podcast Ali caught up with writer John Gerard Fagan to talk about his memoir 'Fish Town' (published by Guts Publishing) which is all about his time living and working in Japan. The two discuss why John decided to write it, the reasons for the format of free-verse poetry, and some of the influences he drew on. They also talk about why John decided to head east in the first place, how his expectations were overturned early on, his life in the 'Fish Town' of the title, his experiences of teaching English in a variety of institutions, Japanese football etiquette, uncovering an obsession with 'We Are The World', and so much more.