holds a master's degree in poetry from Brown University as well as two
bachelor's degrees in writing and musical composition from the University of
California at San Diego. She
has lived in Paris as well as Tokyo, and now spends her time divided between
Shanghai and America - where she has taught creative writing and poetry classes
at UC San Diego, Bard College, Brown University, and Naropa University.
Sawako is a celebrated author of poetry, prose, and performance text, with two
published books of poetry, two forthcoming books, and numerous works of both
poetry and prose published in a variety of journals and anthologies. She
has translated the work of Takashi Hiraide, Chika Sagawa, Kyong-Mi Park, and
many others for publication in a diverse range of US journals, chapbooks, and
anthologies. She is also the recipient of grants from the NEA and PEN, as
well as other awards and fellowships for her lifetime work in literature.
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