By Deborah Iwabuchi, Maebashi, Japan
Are You an Echo: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko has been featured by Publishers Weekly. If you are still trying to decide whether to reserve a copy of this picture book from Chin Music Press, due out in late September, be sure to read this in-depth introduction and have a look at a few of the beautiful illustrations. Poetry by Misuzu Kaneko, text and translation by David Jacobson, Sally Ito, and Michiko Tsuboi. Illustrations by Toshikado Hajiri.