Wild Grass on the Riverbank
Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. Translated from the Japanese by Jeffrey Angles. Set simultaneously in the California desert and her native Japan, tracking migrant children who may or may not be human, or alive, Hiromi Itō's WILD GRASS ON THE RIVERBANK will plunge you into dreamlike landscapes of volatile proliferation: shape-shifting mothers, living father-corpses, and pervasively odd vegetation. At once grotesque and vertiginous, Itō interweaves mythologies, language, sexuality, and place into a genre-busting narrative of what it is to be a migrant.
Creative Writing | Translation Studies
Citation for published book
Snyder, Sherwood. The Windows of Kanley Memorial Chapel / Sherwood Snyder. 2014. Print.
Ito, Hiromi and Angles, Jeffrey, "Wild Grass on the Riverbank" (2014). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 593.