Are You An Echo? The Lost Poetry Of Misuzu Kaneko (AmReading.com)

“The flower shop man

dreams of happiness

for the flowers he sold.”

The poems of Taisho era writer Misuzu Kaneko (née Teru, 1903-1930) have become the subject of a new children’s book.

Are You An Echo? is the creation of author David Jacobson, together with co-translators Michiko Tsuboi and Sally Ito. It takes a look at the life of Kaneko, and for the first time makes available her poetry in English. This is all the more apt as the poet was very much a “children’s poet.” […]

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http://www.amreading.com/2016/12/15/are-you-an-echo-the-lost-poetry-of-misuzu-kaneko/

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