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Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology, translated and with an introduction by Hiroaki Sato. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2007, 548 pp., with photos, chronology, bibliography and index, $34.95 (paper)

About lyric poetry, Wordsworth said that it was “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.” He implied that something repressed builds and breaks, and that the faster the flow, the fuller the stress.

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