Hiromi Itō

Hiromi Itō emerged in the 1980s as the leading voice of Japanese women’s poetry with a series of works depicting women’s psychology, sexuality, and motherhood in dramatic new ways. In the late 1990s, she relocated to California, and since then, she has written a number of award-winning books about migrancy, relocation, identity, aging, and death. Jeffrey Angles has translated her early poetry in Killing Kanoko / Wild Grass on the Riverbank (Tilted Axis Press, 2019) and her semifictional work The Thorn-Puller (Stone Bridge Press, forthcoming in 2022) about her transpacific, bicultural life.