An Education & Community Engagement program
Poetry Reading | Butterfly and Cio Cio-san in Mari Kashiwagi’s poetic world
A reading by the poet plus a discussion with her translator, Takako Lento
Sunday June 17
• 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Light brunch
• 12:00 – 1:00 pm Poetry reading & discussion
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton
free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by The Princeton Public Library and the Princeton Festival Guild
Award-winning Japanese poet Mari Kashiwagi will read the “Butterfly” poems she wrote for this season’s Princeton Festival production of Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly. Come discover what is lurking in her short, elegant, and mysterious poetry through her discussion with her translator, Takako Lento.
Ms. Kashiwagi is reading exclusively at Princeton Public Library during her visit to the U.S.!
Please join us at 11:30 am for this “Book Brunch” co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and The Princeton Festival Guild.
Mari Kashiwagi consciously pursues connections between modernity and the Japanese poetic tradition. Her innovative poetry has won the prestigious Gendaishi-Techo prize. Her poetry books include Music, of Days (2000), Nectar’s root as far as its Resonance reaches (2008), and a book of poems for children to sing. She has created multi-media installations at multiple sites in Japan, and is actively involved in cross-media collaborations among artists and musicians. She lives in Tokyo, and works as a curator at Idemitsu Fine Art Museum.