Poetry at Sangam




Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Europe and America, Mariko Nagai has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for the Arts, Akademie Schloss Solitude, among others and has won the prestigious Pushcart Prizes for both in poetry and fiction as well as included in the The Pushcart Book of Poetry (2009). Mariko Nagai is the author of Histories of Bodies: Poems (2007), Georgic: Stories (2010), Instructions for the Living (2012), and Dust of Eden (2014). She is an Associate Professor at Temple University Japan. (www.mariko-nagai.com)

Translations by Mariko Nagai

Haiku by Shizuko Suzuki