Say Translation Is Poetry: Craft Talk with Sawako Nakayasu
Poetry at Bennington—Spring 2021
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Join artist Sawako Nakayasu as she reads from her book, Say Translation Is Art, and explores examples of the expansive edges of translation in a variety of works.
Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation—separately and in various combinations. She has lived mostly in the US and Japan, briefly in France and China, and translates from Japanese. Her books include Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From (Wave Books), Pink Waves (forthcoming, Omnidawn), The Ants (Les Figues Press), Texture Notes (Letter Machine Editions), and the translation of The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa (Penguin Random House), as well as Mouth: Eats Color – Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-translations, & Originals (Rogue Factorial), a multilingual work of both original and translated poetry. She is co-editor, with Eric Selland, of an anthology of 20th Century Japanese Poetry (forthcoming, New Directions). She teaches at Brown University in the Department of Literary Arts.
This is a co-sponsored event with Bennington Translates.