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From the sneaky lips of the clouds,
finely, like a gift,
the battle arrives.

from For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut
The series of
these books in a letter style
is designed not only as
the last book but also as
the first book.
手紙のかたちにつくられた
この一連の書物は、
「最後の本」としてだけではなく
「最初の本」として
考案されている。
Takashi Hiraide was born in Moji, Fukuoka, Japan in 1950. As a poet and a critic he has published numerous books of poetry as well as several books of hybrid literary form.
He has also written novels, The Guest Cat, For Searching after the Bird; a biography of Meiji-era poet Irako Seihaku; and a travelogue, Berliner Moments that follows the traces of Kafka, Celan, and Benjamin in Berlin.
His book, Postcards to Donald Evans, is published by the Tibor de Nagy Editions.
Hiraide is a professor of Poetics as well as a core member of the Institute for Art Anthropology
at Tama Art University in Tokyo.
For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut won the 2009 Best Translated Book Award for poetry, and The Guest Cat has become a New York Times bestseller, both published by New Directions.
He is also working for design and photography as a book artist especially for this via wwalnuts.
平出隆
詩人、批評家として、
数々の詩集を刊行するとともに、
文学の形式を意識的に混淆させた
散文作品を刊行。
小説『猫の客』、『鳥を探しに』、
評伝『伊良子清白』、
紀行『ベルリンの瞬間』
『葉書でドナルド・エヴァンズに』など。
自身のデザインや写真による
ブックアートの呈示も
書くことと一体化させて行なう。
《via wwalnuts 叢書》がそれ。