Is It Poetry? (Paperback)
Hirata Toshiko is one of Japan's best-known contemporary poets, as well as a renowned playwright and author of seventeen novels. She is associated with the 'women's boom' in contemporary Japanese literature. Her collection, Shinanoka (Tokyo, Shichōsha, 2004), or, Is It Poetry? earned Hirata the Hagiwara Sakutarō Prize for poetry.Eric E. Hyett and Spencer Thurlow are a poetry translation team from Massachusetts. Their first translated book, "Sonic Peace" by contemporary female Japanese poet Kiriu Minashita (Phoneme Media, 2018), was shortlisted for the 2018 National Translation Award and the 2018 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize. Their translations and essays have appeared in Granta, The Georgia Review, World Literature Today, Modern Poetry in Translation, Pendemics, Transference, The Cincinnati Review.