New Directions Publishing Corporation
June 01, 2008
6.51 X 0.39 X 6.55 inches | 0.37 pounds
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About the Author
Takashi Hiraide was born in Moji, Kitakyushu in 1950. He has published numerous books of poetry as well as several books of genre-bending essays, including one on poetics and baseball. He currently lives in the west suburbs of Tokyo with a cat and his wife, the poet Michiyo Kawano.
Sawako Nakayasu is a contemporary poet and translator who was born in Japan. Her translation of Takashi Hiraide's For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut won the Best Translated Book Award (2009) from Three Percent, as well as a PEN Translation Fund Award in 2005.
Even in translation, [Hiraide's] fine poetry really shines. At times I am reminded of T.S. Eliot.--Kenzaburo Oe