Janine Beichman

Janine Beichman studied Japanese poetry at Columbia University, where she received her doctorate, and has participated in poetry workshops with Maxine Kumin, Marie Ponsot, and Marie Howe. Her publications include biographies of the poets Masaoka Shiki and Yosano Akiko, a translation of Ooka Makoto’s anthology of Japanese poetry and a volume of Ooka’s own poems, as well as her original Noh play Drifting Fires. Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.