Year of birth: 1959
teaches French literature at the prestigious Sofia University in Tokyo. His translator, Jan Lauwereyns, calls him one of the leading figures among the Japanese minimalists. Iwakiri’s poetry is characterised by a great sensitivity for what surrounds him, which has led to Iwakiri developing what could almost be called a botanical idiom.
Wednesday 11 June, 20.15 hrs, Grote Zaal
Thursday 12 June, 20.15 hrs, Grote Zaal