N.Y. : Festival of Contemporary Japanese Women Poets

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New York, November 15 to November 17, 2006

Festival of Contemporary Japanese Women Poets

 

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Four poets at the forefront of Japanese poetry (Ryoko Sekiguchi, Takako Arai, Kiriu Minashita, and Kyong-Mi Park) join poets Cole Swensen, Sawako Nakayasu and Rosa Alcalá for a thought-provoking array of readings and talks.

Wednesday, November 15, 7:00pm @ Poets House, 72 Spring Street
Cross Currents and Innovation in Japanese Poetry Today
a panel discussion with
Takako Arai, Kiriu Minashita, Sawako Nakayasu, Kyong-Mi Park, & Ryoko Sekiguchi

Thursday, November 16, 7:00pm @ Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery
Book Release Party for
Four from Japan: Contemporary Poetry by Women*
with readings by
Takako Arai, Kiriu Minashita, Kyong-Mi Park, and Ryoko Sekiguchi

Friday, November 17, 7:00pm @ Poets House, 72 Spring Street
Blurring the Boundaries: A Conversation on the Art of Poetry and Translation
with
Rosa Alcalá, Ryoko Sekiguchi, & Cole Swensen

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For more information, visit www.poetshouse.org or www.protopage.com/belladonnaevents.

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These events are cosponsored by Poets House, Belladonna*, Bowery Poetry Club, and Litmus Press. Special thanks to the Japan Foundation for making this possible.

* Four from Japan: Contemporary Poetry by Women translations – by Sawako Nakayasu, Ryoko Sekiguchi, and Cole Swensen. A bilingual anthology published collaboratively by Belladonna Books and Litmus Press.

This revolutionary volume represents the first book of its kind, a bilingual anthology dedicated to women working in modern and cross cultural poetry milieus. Published in honor of the Festival of Contemporary Japanese Women Poets with support by NYSCA.


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