Jeffrey Angles

Jeffrey Angles (1971–) is a professor of Japanese and translation at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI 49008. He is the author of Writing the Love of Boys (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and These Things Here and Now: Poetic Responses to the March 11, 2011 Disasters (Josai University, 2016). He is also the award-winning translator of dozens of Japan’s most important modern Japanese authors and poets. His most recent translation project was an annotated, critical edition of the masterpiece of Japanese modernist literature, The Book of the Dead, by Orikuchi Shinobu (University of Minnesota Press, 2017). He believes strongly in the role of translators as social activists, and much of his career has focused on the translation into English of socially engaged, feminist, or queer writers. He also writes poetry, mostly in Japanese. His collection of poetry Watashi no hizuke henkō sen (My International Date Line) was published by Shichōsha in 2016.