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Author: Sawako Nakayasu

Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation—separately and in various combinations. She has lived mostly in the US and Japan, briefly in France and China, and translates from Japanese. Her books include The Ants (Les Figues Press), TEXTURE NOTES (Letter Machine Editions, 2010), SOME GIRLS WALK INTO THE COUNTRY THEY ARE FROM (Wave Books, 2020), ELECTRIC SARCASM (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2020), the translation of Tatsum Hijikata's Costume en Face: A Primer of Darkness for Young Boys and Girls (UDP), The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa (Canarium Books), and Mouth: Eats Color—Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-translations, & Originals (Rogue Factorial), a multilingual work of both original and translated poetry. She is co-editor of A TRANSPACIFIC POETICS (Litmus Press, 2017), a gathering of poetry and poetics engaging transpacific imaginaries, as well as of a forthcoming anthology of 20th Century Japanese Poetry, co-edited with Eric Selland (New Directions). She teaches at Brown University.

HURRY HOME HONEY
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HURRY HOME HONEY

Burning Deck

Poetry. These love poems are unusual for their sense of moving between cultures, their awareness of physical space as articulated by the intersection of human beings, the land, and architectural structures. Love itself is now game, sport, speed-time...

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NOTHING FICTIONAL BUT THE ACCURACY OR ARRANGEMENT (SHE
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NOTHING FICTIONAL BUT THE ACCURACY OR ARRANGEMENT (SHE

Quale Press

Poetry. NOTHING FICTIONAL BUT THE ACCURACY OR ARRANGEMENT (SHE catalogs women moving through the world, through mundane activities--tossing out spoiled food, watering plants--that branch out into infinite dimensions of consciousness, memory and sens...

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Say Translation Is Art
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Say Translation Is Art

Ugly Duckling Presse

Literary Nonfiction. Essays. SAY TRANSLATION IS ART is a treatise on literary translation that exceeds the bounds of conventional definitions of such, advocating for a wider embrace of translation as both action and as art. In the ever-expansive mar...

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Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From
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Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From

Wave Books

Poetry. Finalist for the 2020 Big Other Book Award for Poetry. In Sawako Nakayasu's first poetry collection in seven years, an unsettling diaspora of "girls" is deployed as poetic form, as reclamation of diminutive pseudo-slur, and as characters that...

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Texture Notes
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Texture Notes

Letter Machine Editions

Poetry. Asian American Studies. Is there a relationship between the population density of Tokyo and the pinkest part of a hamburger? Can one touch the inside of a noun to learn the difference between one bicycle and a field of bicycles? How close is...

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