Hayes, Carol; Tanaka, Noriko
Born in 1928, Baba Akiko (馬場あき子) is one of Japan’s greatest living Tanka poets and literary critic. With an abiding interest in Noh theatre, her work has something of the ethereal of a Noh play, focused on the spiritual impact in the shadowy aftermath of an event.
This paper records an interview carried out by Carol Hayes (ANU) and Noriko Tanaka (Tanka poet and critic) in December 2017, which the two authors then wrote up for publication.
We discussed her life as a poet, her childhood...[Show more]
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