Sayaka Osaki [Japan, 1982]
Sayaka Osaki, one of the rising stars of the Japanese poetry world, describes herself as a “noisy animal” that “walks about, speaking endlessly”, constantly reflecting on the ideas and things, both large and small, that fill her world. But there’s nothing noisy about Osaki’s poems. On the contrary – the world of her poetry seems to be above all one of silence, an eerie quiet that is at once soothing and disturbing. She writes in a simple, everyday language that gives expression to the everyday reality around her and the way that people are constantly and drastically changing that reality. She observes and describes, leaving as much open as possible, letting the evocative language speak for itself.
READING: Friday 14 June, 19:30 hrs - Jurriaanse Zaal