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101 Modern Japanese Poems, anthology


February 24, 2013


A new anthology of modern Japanese poetry in English is reviewed by

writer and critic David Cozy today in The Japan Times. The review

makes clear that, “despite the admirable and sustained efforts of the

journal Poetry Kanto, and the tireless work of translators such as Jeffrey

Angles, Hiroaki Sato and, with this collection, Paul McCarthy, modern

Japanese poetry remains little known outside the archipelago.” That said,

he adds, “There’s no question, therefore, that this book is necessary.”


For the complete review of 101 MODERN JAPANESE POEMS, 

compiled by Makoto Ooka, translated by Paul McCarthy, edited by

Janine Beichman, click here.