I am now working on two articles: one on the influence of the Poundian/Fenollosan “ideogrammic method” on the post-war Japanese concrete poet, Niikuni Seiichi, about which I hope to give a conference paper at the forthcoming EPIC at Brunnenburg; and one on Basil Bunting’s adaptation of Kamo no Chōmei’s Hōjōki.
I am also a keen poetry translator. My translations of the Dutch poet Esther Jansma were read at the Reading Poetry Festival in 2013 and published in Modern Poetry in Translation in April 2015.
I am currently also collaborating with Dr Chikako Nihei on translations of post-war Japanese poetry.
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