Poetry. NOTHING FICTIONAL BUT THE ACCURACY OR ARRANGEMENT (SHE catalogs women moving through the world, through mundane activities--tossing out spoiled food, watering plants--that branch out into infinite dimensions of consciousness, memory and sensory experience. The subject herself--simply "she"--is relegated to the title page, allowing the reader to experience her impressions and actions unmediated. From this vantage point, at once disembodied and deeply felt, the poems read with their own resonant clarity, as if viewed through a body of water, the bottom visible but shifting and refracted, shimmering always. "In the world of Sawako Nakayasu...[to] be alive is to be in motion."--Craig Watson. Sawako Nakayasu was born in Yokohama, Japan, and has lived mostly in the United States since the age of six. Other publications include SO WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN TIME OR, (Verse, 2004) and Clutch (Tinfish chapbook, 2004). She edits Factorial, as well as the translation section of the online journal How2.
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About the Author
Sawako Nakayasu was born in Japan and has lived mostly in the US since the age of six. She is the author of SO WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN TIME OR (2004), NOTHING FICTIONAL BUT THE ACCURACY OR ARRANGEMENT (SHE (2005), and Texture Notes (2009). Translations include Four From Japan (2006), To the Vast Blooming Sky by Sagawa (2007), and For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut by Hiraide (2008). Her own poetry has been translated into Japanese, Swedish, Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnamese. She holds an MFA from Brown University and has received grants from the NEA and PEN for translating Japanese poetry.