Hiroaki Sato

Hiroaki Sato is a prolific translator of Japanese literature and a columnist for The Japan Times since 2000. He has won several prizes for his translations, including the PEN Translation Prize. He lives in New York City.

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    Sakutarō Hagiwara is the ultimate modern Japanese poet. He first perfected the use of the colloquial language as a medium for modern poetic expression. Using that language, he reveals a sensibility that can be tough, neurotic, ironic, touching, and profound, sometimes all in the same poem. Always rhythmic and occasionally obscure, poem after poem can represent a scintillating verbal and spiritual adventure, particularly in the lucid and elegant translations created by Hiroaki Sato.”—J. Thomas Rimer