Killing Kanoko; Wild Grass on the Riverbank
World Languages and Literatures
A landmark dual collection by Ito Hiromi, one of the most important contemporary Japanese poets, in a “generous and beautifully rendered” translation by Jeffrey Angles.
Now widely taught as a feminist classic, Killing Kanoko is a defiantly autobiographical exploration of sexuality, community, and postpartum depression, featuring some of Ito’s most famous poems.
Set simultaneously in the California desert and Japan, Wild Grass on the Riverbank focuses on migration, nature, and movement. At once grotesque and vertiginous, this later collection interweaves mythologies, language, sexuality and place into a genre-busting narrative of what it is to be a migrant.
Japanese Studies | Language Interpretation and Translation | Poetry
Citation for published book
Itō, Hiromi, and Jeffrey Angles. Killing Kanoko ; Wild Grass on the Riverbank / Itō Hiromi ; Translated by Jeffrey Angles. Tilted Axis Press, 2020.
Hiromi, Itō and Angles, Jeffrey, "Killing Kanoko; Wild Grass on the Riverbank" (2020). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 806.