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Here’s my appreciative review of Texture Notes by Sawako NakayasuMany thanks to Colin & the good folks at Cutbank Literary Journal, University of Montana! 

From me:  “The latest collection by translator and poet Sawako Nakayasu, Texture Notes, features 48 original journal entries dated from 2003 to 2004, arranged in a variety of textures and rhythms. With echoes of Zukofsky poetics and Steinian word-play, Nakayasu explores the objectivist challenge of describing physical textures in the external world: bicycles, fresh laundry, love in the air….”

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