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Polly Barton
Polly Barton is a translator of Japanese literature and non-fiction, currently based in Bristol. She has translated short stories for Words Without Borders, The White Review and Granta. Her full-length translations include Friendship for Grown-ups by Naocola Yamazaki and Mikumari by Misumi Kubo (both Strangers Press) and Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibasaki (Pushkin Press). After being awarded the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize, she is currently working on a non-fiction book entitled Fifty Sounds.

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Insect Woman

Essay

Issue No. 32

Polly Barton

Essay

Issue No. 32

Above: the art for Togawa’s debut album Tamahime Sama.   I’m standing outside a convenience store in Shin-Ōkubo, dressed as a stag beetle.   For...
The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling

Feature

April 2020

Polly Barton

Feature

April 2020

As I write this, California is in lockdown. The photographs on the news show streets empty of people, empty of cars, long sweeps of...

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Art

November 2015

None of this is Real

Anna Coatman

Art

November 2015

Rachel Maclean’s films are startlingly new and disturbingly familiar. Splicing fairy tales with reality television shows, tabloid stories, Disney...

Interview

Issue No. 20

Interview with Anne Carson

Željka Marošević

Interview

Issue No. 20

Throughout her prolific career as a poet and a translator, Anne Carson has been concerned with combatting what she calls...

poetry

Issue No. 3

The Far Shore

Michael Hampton

poetry

Issue No. 3

Windblown: gone with the summer wind. Windblown: gone with the autumn wind. Windblown: gone with the winter wind. Windblown:...

 

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