Names and Rivers
Shuri Kido

Names and Rivers

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A bilingual Japanese-English presentation of Shuri Kido's
poetry, co-translated by Pulitzer prize-winner Forrest Gander

Shuri Kido, known as the "far north poet," is one of the
most influential contemporary poets in Japan. Names and Rivers brings the poems
of Shuri Kido to readers in North America for the first time, thanks to star
translator team Tomoyuki Endo and Pulitzer Prize winner Forrest Gander. Drawing
influence from Japanese culture and geography, Buddhist teachings, and
modernist poets, Kido presents a mesmerizing view of the world and our human
position in it. This is a world "that isn't ours"--where the trees are sirens
while the people are silent, where snow lingers while language crumbles. Names
and Rivers is made of crossings, questionings, and mysteries as unanswered and
open as the sky. Bilingual Japanese-English production.


Full Description
Published by: Copper Canyon Press
Translated by: Tomoyuki Endo
Translated by: Forrest Gander
Pub date: 09/20/2022
Binding type: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781556596612
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  • Description

    A bilingual Japanese-English presentation of Shuri Kido's
    poetry, co-translated by Pulitzer prize-winner Forrest Gander

    Shuri Kido, known as the "far north poet," is one of the
    most influential contemporary poets in Japan. Names and Rivers brings the poems
    of Shuri Kido to readers in North America for the first time, thanks to star
    translator team Tomoyuki Endo and Pulitzer Prize winner Forrest Gander. Drawing
    influence from Japanese culture and geography, Buddhist teachings, and
    modernist poets, Kido presents a mesmerizing view of the world and our human
    position in it. This is a world "that isn't ours"--where the trees are sirens
    while the people are silent, where snow lingers while language crumbles. Names
    and Rivers is made of crossings, questionings, and mysteries as unanswered and
    open as the sky. Bilingual Japanese-English production.