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Soul Dance: Poetry of Takako Arai
  • Jeffrey Angles, Western Michigan University

Takako Arai was born in 1966 in Kiryū City, Gunma Prefecture (Japan) to a family engaged in textile manufacturing, a traditional industry in Kiryū. This collection, published in 2008, contains translations of a numbers of poems about the continuing economic troubles in her hometown and the experiences of women in that environment. The Japanese book from which most of these poems were translated ( Tamashii dansu) won the Oguma Hideo Prize in Japan.

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Jeffrey Angles. "Soul Dance: Poetry of Takako Arai" (2008)
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