Dr. Jeffrey Angles

Michigan, United States


Jeffrey ANGLES (1971- ) is an associate 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 translator of Killing Kanoko: Selected Poems of Itō Hiromi (Action Books, 2009), Forest of Eyes: Selected Poems of Tada Chimako (University of California Press, 2010), Twelve Views from the Distance (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), and Hikikomori: Adolescence without End (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), and numerous other works of prose and poetry.  He is the winner of a PEN Club of America Translation Grant (2008), a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Grant (2008), the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature (2009), and the Landon Translation Prize from the American Academy of Poets (2010).  He also writes poetry, both in Japanese and English. 

Website: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~jangles/


Publications

  • Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bishonen Culture in Modernist Japanese Literature , University of Minnesota Press (2011)
  • Japan: A Traveler’s Literary Companion , Whereabouts Press (2006)
  • Twelve Views from the Distance (Translated by Jeffrey Angles) , University of Minnesota Press (2012)
  • Forest of Eyes: Selected Poems of Tada Chimako (Translated by Jeffrey Angles) , University of California Press (2010)
  • Killing Kanoko: Selected Poems of Hiromi Ito (Translated by Jeffrey Angles) , Action Books (2009)
  • Soul Dance: Poems by Takako Arai (Translated by Jeffrey Angles) , Mi'Te Press (2008)

Awards

  • Emerging Scholar Award(2012)
  • Harold Morton Landon Translation Award (Academy of American Poets)(2011)
  • Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature(2010)
  • National Endowment for the Arts, Literary Translation Grant(2009)
  • PEN Translation Grant(2008)

Degrees

  • Doctoral Degree in Japanese Literature from Ohio State University (April 2004)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry