In partnership with the Center for East Asian Studies, International House will host a reading of Hiromi Ito’s poetry and selections from her recent novel, The Thorn Puller, with translation by Jeffrey Angles. Since the 1980s, Ito Hiromi has been one of the most distinctive and celebrated voices in Japanese poetry. Her works bring a strong feminist tone to their depictions of such issues as sexual desire, pregnancy, and aging, composed in a unique style that combines colloquial everyday speech with incantatory qualities that echo classical literary and religious texts.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Please use the door on Dorchester Avenue to enter the Assembly Hall.