Kazuko Shiraishi (白石 かずこ Shiraishi Kazuko?, born 1931) is a Japanese poet and translator who was born in Vancouver, Canada. She is a modernist, outsider poet who got her start in Katsue Kitazono's "VOU" poetry group, which led Shiraishi to publish her first book of poems in 1951. She has also read her poetry at jazz performances. She has appeared at readings and literary festivals all over the world.
Translations Available in English
- Seasons of Sacred Lust. Translated by Ikuko Atsumi, John Solt, Carol Tinker, Yasuyo Morita, and Kenneth Rexroth. Edited by Kenneth Rexroth. New Directions Press, 1975.
- Let Those Who Appear. Translated by Samuel Grolmes and Yumiko Tsumura. New Directions Press, 2002.
- My Floating Mother, City. Translated by Samuel Grolmes and Yumiko Tsumura. New Directions Press, 2009.
- "Kazuko Shiraishi (poet)". Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- "Author Page - Kazuko Shiraishi". Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- "Four Poems by Kazuko Shiraishi". Retrieved 28 January 2016.
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