Join us for an evening with North American Review poet Naoko Fujimoto

Join Naoko Fujimoto on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. as she reads from her latest book Glyph: Graphic Poetry=Trans. Sensory (Tupelo Press, 2021). The event will take place in person in the Bartlett Courtyard and simultaneously on Zoom. Fujimoto’s poetry combines words with handmade images to create new experiences with a traditional Japanese style of Emaki. Emaki is an illustrated text, where pictures are drawn on a scroll, conveying a story and side-stories. In Fujimoto’s work, she wants the reader to not only look at the words, but see the images simultaneously. This event is funded by the Dr. H. W. Reninger Endowed Lecture Series and sponsored by the Department of Languages & Literatures, the North American Review, and the English Club. Copies of the North American Review’s Fall 2021 issue will be available at the event, which includes Fujimoto’s graphic poem “Offshore of Rikuzentakata.” The UNI Bookstore will also be at the event to sell Fujimoto’s most recent book, Glyph: Graphic Poetry=Trans. Sensory, or if you simply can’t wait, you can purchase it here. The NAR staff  looks forward to seeing you there!

Naoko Fujimoto’s poetry collections are Where I Was Born, winner of the editor's choice (Willow Books, 2019), Glyph:Graphic Poetry=Trans. Sensory (Tupelo Press, 2021), and Mother Said, I Want Your Pain, winner of the Shared Dream Immigrant Contest by (Backbone Press, 2018). Her first chapbook, Home, No Home (Educe Press, 2016), won the annual Oro Fino Chapbook Competition and another short collection, Silver Seasons of Heartache (Glass Lyre Press, 2017) are available from each press. She is a RHINO associate & out-reach translation editor.

Register here. *In the event of inclement weather, the reading will take place entirely on Zoom.

event poster and Fujimoto headshot