Sawako Nakayasu was born in Japan raised in the US, and has also lived in France and China along the way. Her most recent books are The Ants (Les Figues Press, 2014), and Texture Notes (Letter Machine, 2010), and recent translations include The Collected Poems of Sagawa Chika (Canarium Books, 2015), and Tatsumi Hijikata’s Costume en Face (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015). Other books include Hurry Home Honey (Burning Deck, 2009), and Mouth: Eats Color – Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-translations, & Originals, which is a multilingual work of both original and translated poetry. She has received fellowships from the NEA and PEN, and her own work has been translated into Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
Publications and Prizes
Hurry Home Honey (Burning Deck Press, 2017), The Ants (Les Figues Press, 2014), Nothing fictional but the accuracy or arrangement (she (Quale Press, 2005), So we have been given time Or (Verse Press, 2004), Clutch (TinFish Press, 2002)
Insect Country (B) (Dusie Press, 2007), Insect Country (A) (Dusie Press, 2006)
2009 Best Translated Book Award, NEA, PEN.
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