On Friday 8 March Isobar Press will be hosting a bilingual talk and reading, featuring the major contemporary poet Nomura Kiwao, who will speak about his predecessor, the modernist poet Naka Taro, and Andrew Houwen, co-translator of Naka’sMusic: Selected Poems (Isobar Press, 2018).
Nomura-san will speak about the influence Naka has had on the contemporary Japanese poetry world, before giving a reading of some of his poems in Japanese; Andrew Houwen will read English translations of Naka’s work and discuss how he and co-translator Chikako Nihei approached the challenge of rendering Naka's intense musicality into another language.
The event will be held in Nomura-san’s poetry café in the El Sur Foundation near Shin Daita on the Inokashira Line – a delightful space, with beautiful furniture and walls lined with poetry-bearing bookshelves!
TITLE: Reading Naka Taro in Japanese and English
SPEAKERS: Nomura Kiwao and Andrew Houwen
PLACE: El Sur Foundation, Hanegi 1-5-10, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-0042
Tea, coffee and other drinks are available at the bar.
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