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Bibliography of Works by and about Hiromi Goto


Photo of 'The Kappa Child’ Book Cover

The Kappa Child. (novel) Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2001.

Chorus of Mushrooms. (novel) Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1994; translation into Hebrew, Zmora Bitan Publishers Ltd., Israel, 1997; U.K. edition, Women’s Press, London, 1997. [Winner of 1995 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, Best First Book, Canada & Caribbean Region.]

Hopeful Monsters: stories. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004.

Children’s Literature

The Water of Possibility. Regina: Coteau Books, 2002.

Short Fiction in Anthologies (Selected)

"Home Stay." And Other Stories. Ed. George Bowering, Powell River, B.C.: Talon Books, 2001.

"From Across a River." This Magazine (Winter 2001).

"The Pleasure of Pyjamas." (excerpt from The Kappa Child) A Second Skin. U.K.: Women’s Press, Spring 1999. [Also translated for the Italian edition Seconda Pelle, Universale Economica Feltrinelli, 2001.]

"Drift." Ms. Magazine 4.3 (Spring 1999).

“Excerpt from The Kappa Child." Alberta Views 1.3 (Summer 1998).

“Excerpt from The Kappa Child." Absinthe Magazine (Prairie Asians Issue) 10.1, (1998).

“Excerpt from Chorus of Mushrooms" Feast! Women Write About Food. U.K.: Women’s Press, 1996.

"Final Examination, Canadian Culture 201" eye wuz here. Ed. Shannon Cooley, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd. Vancouver: 1996.

"Tales from the Breast." Ms. Magazine (1996).

"Night." Making a Difference, Canadian Multicultural Literature. Ed. Smaro Kamboureli. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 1996.

"Stinky Girl." Due West. Ed. Aritha van Herk. NeWest Press, Turnstone Press and Coteau Books, 1996.

"Tilting." Boundless Alberta, Ed. Aritha van Herk. Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1993.

"Sparrows." Grain (Fall 1992).

"Grandmother’s Sea." Blue Buffalo (Summer 1992)

Critical Theory/Essays/Poetry

"Safari Dive.” (poem) Ribsauce. Ed. Taien Ng-Chan. Montreal: Vehicule Press, 2001.

"Not Your Ethnic Body." (creative criticism) Threshold. Ed. Srdja Pavlovic. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1999.

"Alien Texts, Alien Seductions: The Context of Colour Full Writing." Literary Pluralities. Ed. Christl Verduyn. Peterborough: JCS-Broadview Press, 1998.

"Not Your Ethnic Body." The Chiba University Canadian Studies Forum 3 (1997-98).

"Osmosis.” (prose poem) Millennium Messages: an anthology of Asian Canadian writing. Ed. Kenda Gee & Wei Wong. Edmonton: Asian Canadian Writers Workshop Society of Edmonton, 1998.

"Anatomy.” (poem) Prairie Fire 18.4 (Winter 1997).

"Translating the Self: Moving Between Cultures." WestCoastLine (Fall 1996).

"Woman (a)Broad." Contemporary Verse 2 19.1 (Summer 1996).

"The reversible skin." (poem) Contemporary Verse 2 (Winter 1994).

"the body politic" (poetry) WestCoastLine 13/14 (Spring 1994).

Essays on the Work of Hiromi Goto

Beauregard, Guy. "Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms and the Politics of Writing Diaspora." West Coast Line: a journal of contemporary writing and criticism. (1996).

West Coast Line: a journal of contemporary writing and criticism. (1996).

Libin, Mark. "Lost in Translation: Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms." Canadian Literature 163 (Winter, 1999).

Miki, Roy. "Asiancy: Making Space for Asian Canadian Writing." Privileging Positions: The Sites of Asian American Studies. Ed. Gary Y. Okihiro et al. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1995. 135-151.

Sasano, Mari. "Words Like Buckshoot: Taking Aim at Notions of Nation in Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms." Open Letter, De:Scribing Alberta, Part 2. (1998).

Pivato, Joseph. "Commentary: Chorus of Mushrooms," Comparative Canadian Literature: Study Guide. Athabasca, AB: Athabasca University, 1996 and 2001.

Kong, Sook. "Trap Door to the Sublime: Hiromi Goto finds poetry in the horrific, beauty in the mundane." (Interview.) Herizons 18.2 (Fall 2004): 28-31.

Updated February 13 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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