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Sawako Nakayasu

Translator, Japanese
Sawako Nakayasu writes and translates poetry, and also occasionally creates performances and short films. Her most recent books are The Ants (Les Figues, 2014) and a translation of The Collected Poems of Sagawa Chika (Canarium Books, forthcoming, 2014). Other books include Texture Notes, Hurry Home Honey, and Mouth: Eats Color—Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-translations, & Originals. 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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