Are You An Echo?

Are You An Echo?

The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko

Book - 2016
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Are You An Echo? folds poetry and history into recent events, resurrecting the work of Misuzu Kaneko and bringing the gentle grace of her poems to a new generation.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Chin Music Press, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781634059626
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : color ill. ; 23 x 29 cm


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ArapahoeStaff5 Aug 10, 2017

A beautiful and moving children's book that is part biography and part picture book with poetry interwoven throughout. This book tells the tragic story of Kaneko Misuzu (in English: Misuzu Kaneko) and showcases some of her most brilliant, empathetic, and profound poetry. Though some of the themes in this book may be a bit mature for some children, removing the tragedy of Kaneko's life would do her and her poetry a disservice. This book is thoughtful, colorful, and imbued with a quiet strength everyone might benefit from. (Note: Most of the poetry is written in the original Japanese along side the English translations.)


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