Jeffrey Angles (1971– ) is a professor of Japanese and translation at Western Michigan University. He is the author of Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bishōnen Culture in Japanese Modernist Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and editor of These Things Here and Now: Poetic Responses to the March 11, 2011 Disasters (Josai University Press, 2016). He is also the award-winning translator of Forest of Eyes: Selected Poems of Tada Chimako (University of California Press, 2010), Hiromi Itō’s Wild Grass on the Riverbank (Action Books, 2014), Orikuchi Shinobu’s The Book of the Dead (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), and numerous other works of prose and poetry. Watashi no hizuke henkōsen (My Own International Date Line), his first book of poetry written in Japanese, was published in 2016. Author photo: Martin Figura.