Japanese Poet Hiromi Ito To Read

A leading voice in modern Japanese poetry, Ito read from a selection of her work, 7:30 pm, Neilson Browsing Room. Reception followed.

Poet , Hiromi Ito

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
7:30 pm Poetry Reading (followed by a reception)
Neilson Library Browsing Room- campus map

The event is free and open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Co-sponsored by the Poetry Center, the Program for the Study of Women and Gender, the Program in East Asian Studies and the Endowed Lecture Fund Committee.

For more information, please consult the Smith College Poetry Center website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource

Radical feminist poet Hiromi Ito is a key figure in Japanese poetry, noted for her innovative experiments with language. Ito will read a selection of her work, including pieces from the recently translated collection Killing Kanoko: Selected Poems of Hiromi Ito (Action Books, 2009).

Ito debuted in 1978 with the collection The Plants and the Sky (Kusaki no sora). The leading voice in Japanese women’s poetry throughout the 80’s, she also published several essay collections on child-rearing including Yoi oppai, warui oppai (Good Breasts, Bad Breasts) and the series Onaka hoppe oshiri (Tummy, Cheeks, Bottom). In the mid-90’s, she took a break from poetry and began writing fiction, receiving critical acclaim for such works as Ra ninya (La nina, 1999). Returning to poetry with Kawara arekusa (Wild Grass on a Riverbank, 2005) and Toge-nuki: Shin Sugamo Jizô engi (The Thorn-Puller: New Tales of the Sugamo Jizô, 2007).

Search by author <Ito, Hiromi> to find books in the Five College Library Catalog.

Internet Resources

Website Access
Japan Poetry International Web - includes biography, ariticles, and audio... http://japan.poetryinternationalweb.org
Video results for Hirmoi Ito (Google) http://www.video.google.com
Wikipedia - biography, writings, awards, references... http:www.wikipedia.org


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