About the translator:

I teach in the MFA and BFA programs in creative writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Although these translations were done with much labor and care, they do not reflect a trained background in Japanese language or literature, and I am very glad to have readers’ comments and suggestions. If I use a suggestion, I will certainly credit the source.



For the Reckless Sleeper (text and image), 2011 by American Letters and Commentary


Victory and Her Opposites: A Guide (mixed genre), 2007 by Tupelo Press


Broody Yaga and the Wheel of Shadows (chapbook, mixed genre), 2005 by Obscure Publications


The Flute Ship Castricum (poems), 2001 by Tupelo Press


“Buson in the Rockies” (essay), in Sites of Insight, edited by James Lough, 2003, University of Colorado Press

My translations of Buson have appeared in Field, Southern Humanities Review, American Letters and Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Ohio Review, and New Orleans Review.