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Killing Kanoko: Selected Poems of Hiromi Itō
(2009)
  • Jeffrey Angles, Western Michigan University
Abstract

Itō, born in 1955 in Tokyo, is one of the most important and dynamic poets of contemporary Japanese literature. After her sensational debut in the late 1970s, she emerged as the foremost voice of the wave of women's poetry that swept Japan in the 1980s, writing about the female body, sexuality, abortion, migration, and international displacement with a frankness that revolutionized the way that poetry was being written in Japan. To date, she has published more than a dozen collections of poetry, several novels, and numerous books of essays. This book provides the first retrospective of Itō's career in English translation.

Keywords
  • Hiromi Ito,
  • Ito Hiromi,
  • translation,
  • Japanese poetry,
  • free verse,
  • poetry,
  • feminism,
  • women's poetry,
  • queer,
  • abortion,
  • infanticide
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Hiromi Itō. Killing Kanoko: Selected Poetry of Hiromi Itō. Translated by Jeffrey Angles. Notre Dame, IN: Action Books, 2009.