Sawako Nakayasu

Sawako Nakayasu

Assistant Professor of Literary Arts

Office Location: Room 305

68.5 Brown St.

Phone: 401-863-9408

[email protected]

Fall 2021 

On assignment

Spring 2022 courses

LITR 1151X, Sec. 1 – Interdisciplinary Arts
LITR 2010B, Sec. 1 – Graduate Poetry Workshop


Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation – separately and in various combinations. She has lived mostly in the US and Japan, briefly in France and China, and translates from Japanese. Her books include The Ants, Mouth: Eats Color – Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-translations, & Originals (a multilingual work of both original and translated poetry), and Costume en Face (a translation of a handwritten notebook of Tatsumi Hijikata’s dance notations). She is co-editor, with Lisa Samuels, of A Transpacific Poetics, a gathering of poetry and poetics engaging transpacific imaginaries.