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Nanao Sakaki

Nanao Sakaki

Sakaki, Nanao
Title: Nanao Sakaki
Reading Date: Thursday, November 8, 1990

Welcome-13184

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by Alison Hawthorne Deming

Introduction-13185

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by Peter Warshall

"Happy Lucky Idiot"-13186

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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Urgent Telegram"-13187

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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Let's Eat Stars"-13188

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In response to an audience member who asked for a poem about anger.


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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Daylight Moon"-13189

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In response to a partially inaudible question about rattlesnakes shedding their skin.


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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"If I Have Tomorrow"-13190

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In response to an audience member who asked "What's it like where you're from: your home?" Differs from published version.


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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Twilight Man"-13191

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In response to an audience member who called out, "I have a sponge." Differs from published version.


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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

Fisherman's song-13192

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In response to an audience member who asked Sakaki to sing his favorite song.

"Soil for Legs"-13193

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Performed in English, Chinese, Japanese, Czech, and Indonesian.


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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"North America"-13194

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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Break the Mirror"-13195

Description:

In response to an audience member who asked about the poet's connection to human and biological history.


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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"A Song of Coral"-13196

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Published version bears the title "A Dance of Coral." Differs substantially from published version.


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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Prague"-13197

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Differs slightly from published version.


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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Travel Light"-13198

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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Forevergreen"-13199

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Differs from published version.


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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Summer Morning Song"-13200

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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Grasshoppers"-13201

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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Autumn Equinox 1980"-13202

Description:

Brief skip between 0:11 and 0:15.


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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"All's Right with the World"-13203

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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"A Love Letter"-13204

Description:

In response to an audience member who asked for a poem about walking. Differs from published version.


Annotation:

Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

19th-century Arapaho song-13205

Song-13206

9th-century Japanese song-13207

Fragment of a Japanese children's song about rain-13208

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This song inspired Sakaki's poem "Come Come Rain."

"Come Come Rain"-13209

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Differs from published version.


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Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.

"Always"-13210

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Differs from published version.


Annotation:

Sakaki, Nanao. How to Live On the Planet Earth: Collected Poems. Nobleboro, ME: Blackberry Books, 2013.