ANCIENTS

ISSUE # ZERO.TWO—20th-21st Century Japanese Poetry in Translation

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ANCIENTS Issue # ZERO.TWO (JAPAN) is composed entirely of links to previously published translations of the work of thirty-four Japanese poets born within the one hundred years comprising the late and fabled twentieth century, with every tribute to the translators and every thank-you to the original venues for existing this work. Read ANCIENTS Issue # ZERO here. Coming soon: ANCIENTS Issue # One.

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Hinako Abe, Reflective Optic Chamber. Translated by Jeffrey Angles. In How 2, Volume 2, Issue 3, Spring 2005. Born 1953.

Takako Arai, Three Poems. Translated by Jeffrey Angles. Octopus Magazine, Issue 13. Born 1966.

Shoko Ema, Three Poems. Translated by Miryam Sas. In How2, Volume 2, Number 2, Spring 2004. Born 1913.

Akiko Fujiwara, Two Poems. Translated by Malinda Markham. In How 2, Volume 2, Issue 3, Spring 2005. Born 1974.

Ginema, Haiku Performance. Read Jeffrey Angles' “quick, off-the-cuff” translations here. Read also Joyelle McSweeney’s commentary of a Ginema performance at the Tokyo Poetry Festival, 2011, with translations by Eric Selland.

Takashi Hiraide, from For The Fighting Spirit of the Walnut. Translated by Sawako Nakayasu. In Octopus Magazine, Issue 10. Born 1950.

Toshiko Hirata, Two Poems. Translated by Hiroaki Sato. In How 2, Volume 2, Issue 3, Spring 2005. Born 1955.

Yoko Isaka, Four Poems. Translated by Eric Selland and Sawako Nakayasu. In How2, Volume 2, Issue 3, Spring 2005.

Hiromi Ito, Five Poems. Translated by Jeffrey Angles. In Action Yes, Volume 1, Issue 5, Spring 2008. Born 1955.

Kitasono Katue, from White Album. Translated by John Solt. In Light & Dust Anthology of Poetry. Born 1901.

Hiroshi Kawasaki, Tree. Translated by Takako Lento. In Poetry International Web. Born 1930.

Ayane Kawata, from Castles in the Air. Translated by Sawako Nakayasu. In Almost Island, Winter 2011. Born 1940.

Fuyuhiko Kitagawa, Small Bird in a Dismembered Landscape & Five Short Poems. Translated by Jerome Rothenberg. On Jerome Rothenberg’s Poems and Poetics, April 30, 2011. Born 1900.

Masayo Koike, In the midst of reverberations. Translated by Hiroaki Sato. In How 2, Volume 2, Issue 3, Spring 2005. Born 1959.

Kiriu Minashita, Life History. Translated by Jeffrey Angles. In Other Voices, Volume 42, 2009. Born 1970.

Koi Nagata, Selected Haiku. Translated by Eric Selland. On durationpress.com. Born 1900.

Seiichi Niikuni, Three Concrete Poems. The National Museum of Art, Osaka. Born 1925.

Kiwao Nomura, Three Poems. Translated by Kyoko Yoshida and Forrest Gander. In alligatorzine 76. Born 1951.

Kyong-Mi Park, Three Poems. Translated by Hiroaki Sato. In Green Integer Review, No. 2, March-April 2006. Born 1956.

Chika Sagawa, Fifteen Poems. Translated by Sawako Nakayasu. In How2, Volume 2, Number 2, Spring 2004. Born 1911.

Ryoko Sekiguchi. Six Poems from Helios. Translated by Sarah O’Brien. In Other Voices, Volume 41, 2009. Born 1970.

Matsui Shigeru, Quantum Poems (2002-2004). Method Poem Works, etc … the website of Matsui Shigeru. Born 1975.

Kazuko Shiraishi, Tulip’s Ear and A Wandering Estonian. Translated by Yumiko Tsumura and Samuel Grolmes. In Poetry International Web.

Torii Shozo, Five Poems. Translated by Taylor Mignon and Miura Reiichi. In Milk, Volume Four. Born 1932. 

Chimako Tada, From a Woman of a Distant Land. Translated by Jeffrey Angles. The Academy of American Poets website. Born 1930.

Mutsuo Takahashi, This World, or the Man of the Boxes. Translated by Jeffrey Angles. On Jerome Rothenberg’s Poems and Poetics, July 13, 2011. Born 1937.

Ryuichi Tamura, Nine Poems. Translated by Samuel Grolmes and Yumiko Tsumura. On the CCC Books website. Born 1923.

Yosuke Tanaka, Africa. Translated by Jeffrey Angles. In Poetry International Web. Born 1969.

Yoko Tawada, The Flight of the Moon. Translated by Bruno Navasky. In Poetry International Web. Born 1960.

Yuka Tsukagoshi, Four Poems. Translated by Yuka Tsukagoshi and Eric Selland. In Eleven Eleven, Issue 8

Ryoichi Wago, Banzai, Banzai, Banzai. Performed live as part of the Festival of Contemporary Japanese Women Poets, November 15-17, 2006, New York City. Born 1968.

Gozo Yoshimasu, Naked Memos. In Asymptote Journal, January 2011. Born 1939.

Minoru Yoshioka, Rooster. Translated by Eric Selland. On durationpress.com. Born 1919.

Syoji Yoshizawa, Eleven sound, visual and concrete poems. In Light & Dust Anthology of Poetry. Born 1937.

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