Killing Kanoko / Wild Grass on the Riverbank, Hiromi Ito

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A landmark dual collection by one of the most important contemporary Japanese poets, in a “generous and beautifully rendered” translation.

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.

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