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Poetry Talks Live Iowa – Japan: A bilingual reading held simultaneously in Iowa City and Tokyo
October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Involving the Japanese poet YOTSUMOTO Yasuhiro (IWP 2023), the Akutagawa Prize-winning writer LI Kotomi (IWP 2023), the Japanese poet SUGA Keijiro, UI students from JPNS 3201 Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation; International Writing Program writers from Japan, Taiwan, Jamaica, Nigeria, and Kazakhstan; 10 young Japanese poets and several dozen Japanese undergraduates who will connect to us via Zoom; and other guests. Our students are translating poems by these young Japanese poets, and the Japanese students will be translating poems by the IWP writers from English into Japanese.