Contributors / April 2018 (Issue 39)

Tarō Naka
ImageTarō Naka (1922-2014) was a post-war Japanese poet and winner of the Saisei Murō, Yomiuri, Contemporary Poets, Tōson Memorial, and Japanese Arts Academy poetry prizes. His poetry is characterised by its mixture of avant-garde techniques and allusions to Buddhism, Kyoto School philosophy, modern art, and classical Japanese literature. In addition to his poetry, he has written a nō play, Shikōtei ("The First Emperor," 2003), and is also known for his critical work on the modern Japanese poet Sakutarō Hagiwara. [Poetry]

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