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was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. She was an exchange student and
received a B.A. and M.A. from Indiana University South Bend. Her recent
publications are in Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, RHINO, Cream City
Review, and many other journals. Her
first chapbook, “Home, No Home”, won the annual Oro Fino Chapbook
Competition by Educe Press. Other short collections, “Silver Seasons of
Heartache” and “Cochlea”, will be published by Glass Lyre Press in May,
2017. Currently she is working on her graphic poetry co…
"Mother Said, I Want Your Pain" (The winner of the Shared Dream Immigrant Contest, selected by Janine Joseph) will be available from Backbone Press (Spring 2018).
Of the collection, Janine Joseph writes:“I do not know/ if I am even right to be a mother at a right time,” discloses the speaker in the opening poem of Mother Said, “I Want Your Pain.” Evocative and startling in their unflinching clarity of image, these poems are inheritors of the aftermath of nuclear fallout and chemical warfare. They are tuned to the movement of transgenerational traumas. Grandmothers who “hid in a ditch with three horses” while B-29s shot bullets overhead, leave relatives who later ask of our bequeathed earth, “Is the land poisoned or not poisoned?” Here is a striking collection with a deft voice, poised even as it turns on or transcends an observation or emotion: “Grandfather watches TV on the highest volume,/ the howling-wind.”