Seasons of Sacred Lust: The Selected Poems of Kazuko Shiraishi

Seasons of Sacred Lust: The Selected Poems of Kazuko ShiraishiWaking up from the dream and you re already swimming Everything is silver. At 7.95 this book is a steal Shiraishi was closely connected, both personally and in sensibilities, to the Beat Generation writers In Japan, she became well known for reciting her writing to jazz accompaniment. 2.5 stars but I gave additional 0.5 star for mentioning Manila in her last poem.I tried my best to like it but for me, it was just really okay It is not that bad, at least The way the author writes her poetry is peculiar I still managed to like a very few of her poems, which I will include in this review soon A number of poems in this book are quite long, but many are also short Although it was originally written in Japanese, the translation is good Probably what you would call beat poetry since it was often recited to music by the author, who was a big fan of jazz and blues An amazing book. 3 1 2 stars Seasons Of Sacred Lust Is Kazuko Shiraishi S Challenge To The Conventions Of Japanese Erotic Poetry Born In Vancouver, Canada, Shiraishi Was Taken To Japan By Her Family Just Prior To World War II, And Her First Poetry Written At Age Seventeen, Published At Twenty Emerged From The Violence And Ugliness Of Postwar Tokyo Her Earliest Work, Associated With The Avant Garde Magazine Vou, Shows Her Talent For Vivid, Bizarre, Almost Surrealistic Imagery Her Later Writing, Coming Out Of Her Deepening Involvement In The World Of Modern Jazz And Her Increasing Emphasis On The Performance Of Her Poetry, Dramatizes A Society Of Estrangement And Alienation Where Music And Poetry Provide The Only Values, And Sex The Only Solace, In A Disintegrating World This Selection Is Translated By A Group Of Japanese And American Poets Iluko Atsumi, John Solt, Carol Tinker, Yasuyo Morita, And Kenneth Rexroth Who Provided An Informative, Perceptive Introduction

Kazuko Shiraishi is a Japanese poet and translator who was born in Vancouver, Canada She is a modernist, outsider poet who got her start in Katsue Kitazono s VOU poetry group, which led Shiraishi to publish her first book of poems in 1951 She has also read her poetry at jazz performances She has appeared at readings and literary festivals all over the world

[KINDLE] ❅ Seasons of Sacred Lust: The Selected Poems of Kazuko Shiraishi By Kazuko Shiraishi –
  • Paperback
  • 86 pages
  • Seasons of Sacred Lust: The Selected Poems of Kazuko Shiraishi
  • Kazuko Shiraishi
  • English
  • 28 April 2018
  • 9780811206785

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