Killing Kanoko: Selected Poems of Hiromi Itō
World Languages and Literatures
Translated from the Japanese by Jeffrey Angles. "I want to get rid of Kanoko/I want to get rid of filthy little Kanoko/I want to get rid of or kill Kanoko who bites off my nipples." "KILLING KANOKO is a powerful, long-overdue collection (in fine translation) of poetry from the radical Japanese feminist poet, Hiromi Ito. Her poems reverberate with sexual candor, the exigencies and delights of the paradoxically restless/rooted female body, and the visceral imagery of childbirth leap off the page as performative modal structures-fierce, witty, and vibrant. Hiromi is a true sister of the Beats"-Anne Waldman.
Notre Dame, IN
Feminism, Poetry, Mother and child, Poetry
East Asian Languages and Societies | Modern Languages | Modern Literature
Angles, Jeffrey and Ito, Hiromi, "Killing Kanoko: Selected Poems of Hiromi Itō" (2009). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 135.