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Yoko Danno

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Yoko Danno is Japanese, born, raised and educated in Japan. All of her poems have been written solely in English since the late 60’s, which is her self-imposed ‘experiment’ in writing poetry. She has published several chapbooks, including Passage ‘77, Four Songs (reprinted in the International Anthology of Poetry and Prose 47 by New Directions, New York, 1983) and Portraits ‘78. She is the author of six volumes of poetry: trilogy (1970, 2004), Dusty Mirror (1977), Hagoromo: A Celestial Robe (1984, 2004) all published by The Ikuta Press, Kobe, Epitaph for memories (The Bunny and the Crocodile Press, Washington DC, 2002), The Blue Door (collaboration with James C. Hopkins (The Word Works, Washington DC, 2006) and a sleeping tiger dreams of manhattan: simultaneous poetry, photographs and sound (collaboration by Danno, Hopkins & Bernard Stoltz (The Ikuta Press, 2008). Songs and Stories of the Kojiki (Ahadada Books, Tokyo/Toronto, 2008) is her translation of Japanese mythology compiled in the 8th century. Her recent poems appear in such e-journals as The Innisfree Poetry Journal (Washington, DC), ekleksographia #1 (Ahadada Books), Praxilla #1, #2 (Washington, DC) and Otoliths 15 (Australia), and included in poem, home: An Anthology of Ars Poetica (Paper Kite Press, Kingston, Pennsylvania). She is invited to the Poetry Days in Latvia in September, 2010.