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2016 Lucien Stryk Shortlist: The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa, trans. by Sawako Nakayasu

The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa By Chika Sagawa Translated from the Japanese by Sawako Nakayasu (Canarium Books) Sagawa Chika is hardly a household name in Japan, yet she was an important member of the prewar Modernist movement in Japan, … Continue reading

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2016 Lucien Stryk Shortlist: Ripened Wheat, by Hai Zi, trans. by Ye Chun

Ripened Wheat: Selected Poems of Hai Zi By Hai Zi Translated from the Chinese by Ye Chun (The Bitter Oleander Press) Hai Zi is one of China’s most beloved poets, whose suicide at the age of 25, just months before … Continue reading

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2016 Lucien Stryk Shortlist: I am a Season that Does Not Exist in the World, by Kim Kyung Ju, trans. by Jake Levine

I Am a Season that Does Not Exist in the World By Kim Kyung Ju Translated from the Korean by Jake Levine (Black Ocean) Kim Kyung Ju is clearly a major literary figure who has emerged the last few years … Continue reading

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Stryk Shortlist: Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream by Kim Hyesoon translated by Don Mee Choi

Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream by Kim Hyesoon (Korea) Translated from the Korean by Don Mee Choi (Action Books) Experimental Korean poet Kim Hyesoon’s work is shocking, liberating, brutal, grotesque, burlesque, gurlesque. Published by the aptly-named Action Books, Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream has Kim’s longtime … Continue reading

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Stryk Shortlist: Something Crosses My Mind by Wang Xiaoni translated by Eleanor Goodman

Something Crosses My Mind by Wang Xiaoni (China) Translated from the Chinese by Eleanor Goodman (Zephyr Press) “I rush down the stairs,/ pull open the door,/ dash about in the spring sunlight…” So begins this exquisite collection of translations by … Continue reading

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