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Jane Joritz-Nakagawa (中川ジェーン), born in 1960, is an avant-garde, expatriate American poet and essayist who resides in Japan. She is the author of volumes of poetry, poetry chapbooks, and a poetry broadside. Her poems have appeared in print and online journals and anthologies published in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and a number of other countries. Her work is archived in the University of Chicago library's special collection of poetry from Japan.
Jane Joritz was born in Harvey, Illinois in 1960. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing (poetry specialization) from Columbia College (Chicago) and completed her Masters of Arts degree in linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1989, she moved to Japan, and in 1990, married Japanese urologist Junichirō Nakagawa.
She worked as Associate Professor at a national teacher training university, Aichi University of Education, until the spring of 2012, where she taught courses in American and British poetry, comparative poetry, gender studies, American history and pedagogy. Currently she is a freelance writer and educator living in Shizuoka Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture.
A vegan and an advocate of women's and animal rights, she has stated "Activism runs through what I read and what I write and what I'm teaching."
- Poetry collections, chapbooks, and broadsides
- Skin Museum, Avant Books, Tokyo, 2006. ISBN 978-4903552026.
- Aquiline, Printed Matter Press, Tokyo, 2007. ISBN 978-1933606118.
- EXHIBIT C, Ahadada Books, Toronto/Tokyo, 2008. ISBN 978-0980887372.
- The Meditations, Otoliths, Rockhampton, Australia, 2009. ISBN 978-0980602555.
- incidental music, BlazeVOX Books, Buffalo, NY, 2010. ISBN 978-1935402947.
- notational, Otoliths, Rockhampton, Australia, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9808785-2-3
- blank notes (poetry broadside), Country Valley Press, USA, 2012.
- flux of measure (poetry chapbook), quarter after press, USA, 2012.
- season of flux (poetry chapbook), quarter after press, USA, 2013.
- Invisible City White Sky Ebooks, USA, 2012.
- FLUX BlazeVOX, Buffalo, NY, 2013. ISBN 978-1-60964-155-9
- wildblacklake (poetry chapbook) Hank's Original Loose Gravel Press, Palmyra, NY, 2014.
- "Distant Landscapes", theenk Books, Palmyra, NY, 2015. ISBN 978-0-9883891-3-7
- "diurnal" (poetry chapbook), Grey Book Press, USA, 2016.
- "terra form(a)" (poetry ebook), The Argotist Online, UK, 2017
- "women poetry migration: an anthology" theenk Books, Palmyra, NY, 2017 ISBN 978-0-9883891-6-8
- "Poems: New & Selected" Isobar Press, Tokyo, 2018, ISBN 978-4-907359-25-6
- "Plan B Audio" Isobar Press, Tokyo, 2020, ISBN 978-4-907359-29-4
- Tarlo, Harriet. "Women and ecopoetics: an introduction in context."http://www.asu.edu/pipercwcenter/how2journal/vol_3_no_2/ecopoetics/introstatements/tarlo_intro.html
- Tarlo, Harriet."Recycles: the Eco-Ethical Poetics of Found Text in Contemporary Poetry"http://ojs.unbc.ca/index.php/joe/article/view/120
- Kamata, Suzanne."Aquiline by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa A Review"http://www.myspace.com/hercircleezine/blog/325096791
- Joritz-Nakagawa, Jane. Interview with Jennifer Bartlett: https://jacket2.org/commentary/jennifer-bartlett-conversation-jane-joritz-nakagawa
- Wiener, Diane R. Interview with Jane Joritz-Nakagawa: https://wordgathering.com/vol14/issue2/interviews/joritz-nakagawa/
- Joritz-Nakagawa,Jane. The cancer of fibropoetics. https://www.argotistonline.co.uk/THE%20CANCER%20OF%20FIBROPOETICS.pdf
- Joritz-Nakagawa,Jane. Mother nature v. idealized machines: fluids, fluidity and contemporary ecopoetry by American women. https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2020/04/jane-joritz-nakagawa.html
- Kosaka, Kris. "Writer, teacher, advocate finds her stride in the Japanese countryside." The Japan Times. 15 Dec 2012. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20121215a1.html
- Review of Distant Landscapes in Plumwood Mountain
- Review of FLUX and wildblacklake in Plumwood Mountain
- Review of notational and incidental music in The Japan Times
- Review of incidental music in GALE Journal
- Review of The Meditations in Poetry Kanto
- Review of EXHIBIT C in Tokyo Metropolis
- Review of Aquiline in Her Circle
- Review of Aquiline in Poetry Kanto
- Review of Skin Museum in Tokyo Metropolis
- Mistaken Indemnities in Jacket
- Conversation with Maxine Chernoff in Jacket
- Unstable identities in The Argotist Online
- Conversation with Eric Selland in The Conversant
- Modern Pastorals in HOW2
- Interview of Jane Joritz-Nakagawa by Thomas Fink in Dictung Yammer, October 2016
- Interview of Jane Joritz-Nakagawa by Margaret Stawoway in Up the Staircase
- Interview of Jane Joritz-Nakagawa by Sarah Cook in The Argotist Online
- Review of diurnal by Keri Glastonbury in Cordite
- Review of diurnal by Margaret Stawoway in Up the Staircase
- Review of diurnal by Eileen Tabios in Galatea Resurrects
- Review of diurnal by Daniel Bratton in Plumwood Mountain
- Review of women: poetry: migration by Daniel Bratton in Plumwood Mountain
- Review of women: poetry: migration by Judith Roitman in Galatea Resurrects
- Review of women: poetry: migration by Therese Halsheid in Wordgathering.
- Review of women : poetry : migration by Dominique Hecq in Text.
- Review of Poems: New and Selected by Michael Northen in Wordgathering.
- Review of Poems: New and Selected by Ian Brinton in Tears in the Fence.
- Review of Poems: New and Selected by Dominique Hecq in Text.
- Review of <<terrain grammar>> by Sarah Pearce in Text.
- Review of <<terrain grammar>> by Brianna Vincent in Plumwood Mountain.
- Review of Plan B Audio by Ian Brinton in Tears in the Fence.
- Interview of Jane Joritz-Nakagawa by Diane R. Wiener in June 2020 issue of Wordgathering.
- Review of Plan B Audio by Diane R. Wiener in September 2020 issue of Wordgathering.
- Review of Plan B Audio by Frances Presley in Long Poem Magazine.