Poet and professor of critical theory at Meiji University. So far he has published eight books of poetry in Japanese, from Agend’Ars to Paradise Temple, and one chapbook in English called Transit Blues. Among his books of prose are Omniphone: Poetics of World-Echoes and Transversal Journeys. As a translator, he has translated works by Antonin Artaud, Édouard Glissant, J.M.G. Le Clézio, and Patti Smith, among others.