"Nomura commands headlines, and headlines festivals, in his native country for poems that--on the evidence here--succeed through astonishment, shock, and disorder, almost in the manner of Kathy Acker or William S. Burroughs. . . . Gander, a distinguished poet and a prolific translator. . . teams up with Yoshida . . . to generate startling, idiomatic versions." --"Publishers Weekly" (August 15, 2011)
About the Author
Kiwao Nomurais a poet, a literary critic, and an essayist. In 2005 he was a fellow at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and also served as the director of the Japan-European Contemporary Poetry Festival in Tokyo. Kyoko Yoshida is a writer and a translator whose stories have been published in the "Beloit Fiction Journal," " Chelsea," the "Cream City Review," and the" Massachusetts Review." She teaches English at Keio University in Yokohama, Japan. Forrest Gander is the author of the novel "As a Friend "and the poetry collection "Eye Against Eye." He is the translator of works by many Latin American writers, including Coral Bracho and Jaime Saenz. A United States Artist Rockefeller fellow, he is also a professor of English and comparative literature at Brown University. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.