We are very excited to announce the first features and review of Kiwao Nomura’s Spectacle & Pigsty (co-translated by Kyoko Yoshida and Forrest Gander), one of Omnidawn’s forthcoming fall titles!



















Shelf Unbound has published the poem “Barely Hinged” from Spectacle & Pigsty on page 47 of their latest issue:

now in persistent strings of rain
I’ve seen a bird fluttering gone from sight
which is to say persistently
I’ve seen a fluttering bird gone from sight
so to speak in another incantation
seen I’ve gone from sight a bird fluttering
and so it goes in vain

You can read the magazine here (your browser will need the Adobe Flash plugin).


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TWO LINES Online, the web magazine of the Center for the Art of Translation, has published an excerpt of the book:

6 (lightly, with ceremony)

and so, it’s as though I’m
wheeling wheeling, wheeling adrift,–

                                                            and then the wheeling shifts, how strange,
                                                            to a rustling behind tree leaves, alarmed earshells,
                                                            and the peak of the place-name where awareness fogs over,
                                                            so leading, incessantly, forward
                                                            and, incessantly deviating, going toward,–

                                                                                                                        Airspace Airspace
                                                                                                                        Earthly airspace
                                                                                                                        Earthly how so
                                                                                                                        Drift through airspace
                                                                                                                        …

You can read the full feature here.


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And Publishers Weekly has published a review of Spectacle & Pigsty in their August 15th issue:

“You’re the one./ Unbearably sucking air rasping and gasping… tearing open./ shrieking…. unbearably bare.” That challenge to a reader (or perhaps a ghost or a god or a marine invertebrate) might serve as well as anything else to introduce this first English version of one of Japan’s most celebrated living poets.

You can read the full review here.

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