About Sawako Nakayasu:

Short bio:

Sawako Nakayasu was born in Japan raised in the US, and has also lived in France and China. 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). She has received fellowships from the NEA and PEN, and her own work has been translated into Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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Photo: Mitsuo Okamoto


sawako at g mail dot com

Articles & Interviews:

Article in Hyperallergic by John Yau

Interview in The Conversant with Cristiana Baik

Interview in The Aviary With Hitomi Yoshio & Steven Karl

Interview in ASK/TELL with Thomas Fink, re: Texture Notes