Graphic poetry is the melding of words and images. In her project, “”Trans. Sensory,”” Naoko Fujimoto translates her poems (that are written in English on paper) into words and images to create a contemporary picture scroll. The viewers transport their senses from the paper and bridge the gap between words and images that will connect with their physical counterparts. Her entire collection will be published by Tupelo Press.

Naoko Fujimoto was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. She was an exchange student and received a B.A. and M.A. from Indiana University. Her recent publications are in Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, RHINO, Cream City Review, and many other journals. Her first chapbook, “Home, No Home”, won the annual Oro Fino Chapbook Competition by Educe Press. Another short collection, “Silver Seasons of Heartache”, was recently released by Glass Lyre Press. She is working on her graphic poetry collection, “Glyph : Graphic Poetry = Trans. Sensory”, which will be published by Tupelo Press