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Monday, November 18, 2019
5:00 PM


Franke Institute for the Humanities




Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS)


Takako Arai and Professor Jeffrey Angles (Western Michigan University)

Takako Arai was born in 1966 in Kiryū, a city in central Japan known for textile production. Many of Arai’s poems have a strong narrative quality and recount episodes relating to the lives of the women workers she observed while growing up.

Jeffrey Angles is Professor of Japanese at Western Michigan University, a poet, and a translator of modern Japanese literature. His book of poetry in Japanese recently won the Yomiuri Prize for Literature.

This event is sponsored by the Franke Institute for the Humanities and the Center for East Asian Studies.