Sagawa, Chika: The Collected Poems of

Sagawa, Chika: The Collected Poems of

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Translated by and with an introduction by Sawako Nakayasu (Modern Library, paperback)

Publication Date: August 11, 2020

Publisher Marketing: "Chika Sagawa was a leader of the avant-garde movement in post-World War I Tokyo, a daring experimental poet whose work broke with the gender-bound traditions of Japanese poetry. Growing up in isolated rural Japan, Sagawa would move to Tokyo at seventeen, and begin publishing her work at nineteen. Almost immediately recognized as a leading light of the male-dominated Japanese literary scene, Sagawa's work combines striking, unique imagery with Western influences. The results are short, sharp, surreal poems about human fragility and the beauty of nature from Japan's first female Modernist poet."