World Languages and Literatures
This first English-language volume from Japanese poet, performer and publisher Takako Arai collects engaging, rhythmically intense narrative poems set in the silk weaving factory where Arai grew up. FACTORY GIRLS depicts the secretive yet bold world of the women workers as well as the fate of these kinds of regional, feminine, collaborative spaces in a current-day Japan defined by such corporate and climate catastrophes as the rise of Uniqlo and the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
Japanese Studies | Language Interpretation and Translation | Poetry | Women's Studies
Citation for published book
Arai, Takako, Jeffrey Angles, Jen Crawford, Carol Hayes, Yu Nakai, Sawako Nakayasu, and Rinko Kikuchi. Factory Girls / Selected Poems of Takako Arai ; Edited by Jeffrey Angles ; Translated by Jeffrey Angles, Jen Crawford, Carol Hayes, Rina Kikuchi, You Nakai, and Sawako Nakayasu. Action, 2019. Print.
Arai, Takako and Angles, Jeffrey, "Factory girls" (2019). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 793.