born 1931 Vancouver, B.C.
moved with her family to Japan 1938
father a journalist and exporter
graduated Waseda University
friend, collaborator and translator of Allen Ginsberg
friend of Kenneth Rexroth
Seasons of Sacred Lust edited and introduced by Kenneth Rexroth, New Directions, 1978
The Town Where Eggs Are Falling
Let Those Who Appear translated by Samuel Grolmes and Yumiko Tsumura, New Directions, 2002
Vancouver Poetry, edited by Allan Safarik, 1986
Iowa Review Spring/Summer, 1976, "The Orient in Me"
Saturday Night, June, 1987, article by Doug Fetherling, "Following the Beats"
Third Rail, Volume 5, 1982, article by Doren Robbins and Uri Hertz, "Kazuko Shiraishi"
Rivers' Stepping Stones August 22, 2000
Kazuko Shiraishi profile [in Japanese]
photos from Cafe Talk #7 profile
Kazuko Shiraishi at PoemHunter.com
Kazuko Shiraishi at OnlineLiterature.com
with her friend Michiyo Yagi
"Little Planet" translated by Allen Ginsberg
Gezett.de photos of authors
answers to Butoh-related questions
David Preece review of Let Those Who Appear
Tom Bolling's home page