The Poetry Project


Danielle Dutton & Sawako Nakayasu

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The figures that come and go, wonder, shift, flirt, clean, at times disappear without a trace or are transformed as if by magic, are alive in the writing of Danielle Dutton and Sawako Nakayasu, in humor, terror, love and loneliness. All the strangeness and mystery of bodies and days and cities and nations are illuminated in their vision, like a flashlight tearing through the sky.


Enthusiastic readers and followers of Dutton's and Sawako's work are encouraged to purchase their books. Our friends at SPD have a great assortment of both Dutton and Sawako's work. Their newest books, Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From and SPRAWL, are also both available from their publisher, Wave.


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