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Author: Sawako Nakayasu

Sawako Nakayasu was born in Japan and has lived mostly in the US since the age of six. Her most recent books are THE ANTS (Les Figues, 2014) and a translation of THE COLLECTED POEMS OF SAGAWA CHIKA (Canarium Books, 2014). She is also the author of SO WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN TIME OR (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2004), NOTHING FICTIONAL BUT THE ACCURACY OR ARRANGEMENT (SHE (Quale Press, 2006), and TEXTURE NOTES (Letter Machine Editions, 2010). Her other translations include FOUR FROM JAPAN: CONTEMPORARY POETRY & ESSAYS BY WOMEN (Litmus Press, 2006), To the Vast Blooming Sky by Sagawa (2007), and For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut by Hiraide (2008). Her poetry has been translated into Japanese, Swedish, Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnamese. She holds an MFA from Brown University and has received grants from the NEA and PEN for translating Japanese poetry.

The Ants
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The Ants

Les Figues Press

Fiction. Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. THE ANTS is a study not of, but through, ants. In a dashing sequence of prose pieces, Sawako Nakayasu takes the human to the level of the ant, and the ant to the level of the human. Prima facie, THE A...

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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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SO WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN TIME OR
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SO WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN TIME OR

Verse Press/Wave Books

Poetry. Nakayasu's book-length poem, winner of the 2003 Verse Prize selected by Ann Lauterbach, uses its tumbling dramatic form to create a new inquiry into "character", "time", "place", "direction", and other elements. This wholly original work del...

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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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