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Buttonhook Press 2023 Chapbook Series
Poetry: All forms & styles

Yuko Otomo

Drops of Water


Irish trans. by Gabriel Rosenstock
Scots trans. by John McDonald

Gabriel Rosenstock (Irish) and John McDonald (Scots) offer skillful translations of Yuko Otomo's graceful haiku.

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Made available online and/or printed by license in the USA and elsewhere as a novelty and commemorative document
celebrating the publication of the chapbook Drops of Water by Yuko Otomo,
with translations to Irish offered by Gabriel Rosenstock and translations to Scots offered by John McDonald.


About Yuko Otomo:
Yuko Otomo is a visual artist and a writer of Japanese origin who works in both Japanese and English. She writes poetry (including Japanese short forms), art criticism, travelogues, and essays. Her notable books include Garden: Selected Haiku (Beehive Press), Genesis (Sisyphus Press), Small Poems (UDP), The Hand of The Poet (UDP), Study (UDP), Elements (the Feral Press), KOAN (New Feral Press), Frozen Heatwave, a collaboration with Steve Dalachinsky (Luna Bisonte Prods), and Envelope (Poems-For-All). She resides in New York City.

About Gabriel Rosenstock: Gabriel Rosenstock is an Irish writer working primarily in the Irish language. A member of Aosdána, he is poet, playwright, haikuist, tankaist, essayist, and author/translator of over 180 books, mostly in Irish.

About John McDonald: John McDonald is a Scottish haikuist and translator.

Image: Carp Swimming Up a Waterfall by Yashima Gakutei (1776-1868). Woodblock print: surimono, silver, gold, and brass. 8.125 x 7.25 inches. Circa 1827-1828. Public domain.

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