Literary Arts

Sawako Nakayasu

Assistant Professor of Literary Arts


Fall 2023 Course

  • LITR 1010B, Advanced Poetry

Spring 2024 Courses

  • LITR 1010F, Advanced Translation
  • LITR 1151Y, Against Genre

Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation – separately and in various combinations. She has lived mostly in the US and Japan, briefly in France and China, and translates from Japanese. Her books include The AntsMouth: Eats Color – Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-translations, & Originals (a multilingual work of both original and translated poetry), and Costume en Face (a translation of a handwritten notebook of Tatsumi Hijikata’s dance notations). She is co-editor, with Lisa Samuels, of A Transpacific Poetics, a gathering of poetry and poetics engaging transpacific imaginaries.