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Kyoko Yoshida

Kyoko Yoshida was born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan. She has an M.A. from Kyoto University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and she was a participant of the 2005 International Writing Program at University of Iowa and a visiting scholar at Brown University in 2006-07. Her stories have been published in The Massachusetts Review, Chelsea, and The Beloit Fiction Journal, among other places. She translates Japanese contemporary poetry and drama, and her most recent translations include Kiwao Nomura’s collection of poetry, Spectacle & Pigsty, with poet Forrest Gander (OmniDawn, 2011), and PARK CITY by Masataka Matsuda. She teaches English at Keio University and lives in Yokohama. Spectacle & Pigsty won Rochester University’s Best Translated Book Award in Poetry in 2012. Kyoko Yoshida was a Board member of the Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership, the forerunner to APWT.

Member Since: 11/1/2012

Country: Japan

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