Sawako Nakayasu

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This short film created by Sawako Nakayasu features the poet and translator reading “6.3.2003” from her poetry collection Texture Notes (Letter Machine Editions, 2010). Nakayasu’s translation from the Japanese of The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa (Canarium Books, 2015) by Chika Sagawa was awarded the 2016 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize.

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Kafkaesque

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"What makes something 'Kafkaesque?'... It's not the absurdity of bureaucracy alone." This TED-Ed animated short film, created by educator Noah Tavlin and narrated by Addison Anderson, explains the combination of external circumstances and human tendencies that characterize a situation as truly "Kafkaesque."

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