In this talk, Mariko Nagai will be talking about the prosody of American/English poetry and its (ir)relevance for poets who write from the non-American/British background. She will talk about the process of creating Irradiated Cities, a hybrid project that incorporates interviews, found phrases, primary sources and photography, as a way to create a new mode of expression that could not be contained in the American/English prosody.
Born in Tokyo and raised in Europe and America, Mariko Nagai studied English/Creative Writing – Poetry at New York University. Her numerous honors include the Erich Maria Remarque Fellowship from New York University, fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Akademie Schloss Solitude, UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for the Arts, Yaddo, and Writers Center of Norwich, to name a few. She has received the Pushcart Prizes both in poetry and fiction. Nagai’s collection of poems, Histories of Bodies, won the Benjamin Saltman Prize from Red Hen Press, and her first collection of stories, Georgic: Stories won the 2009 G.S. Sharat Chandra Fiction Prize from BkMk Press. Her other books include Instructions for the Living (Word Palace Press 2012), Dust of Eden (Albert Whitman & Co, 2014), and Irradiated Cities (Les Figues, 2016). She is an Associate Professor of creative writing and Japanese literature at Temple University, Japan Campus in Tokyo, where she is also the Director of Research. She also serves as Co-Regional Advisor of SCBWI Japan.
Date: 27 March 2017
Venue: D4-G/F-04, Tao Po Campus, The Education University of Hong Kong
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