Breaking Silences: Poets on the Legacy of Japanese American Imprisonment

A talk by Brian Komei Dempster, Mia Ayumi Malhotra and Brynn Saito
University of San Francisco, California State University, Fresno

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In this dynamic group presentation, Brian Komei Dempster, Mia Ayumi Malhotra, and Brynn Saito will read and discuss their poems informed by a monumental historical event: the forced removal and unjust imprisonment of their family members--along with over 120,000 Japanese Americans--during World War II. Through a reading of their work and interactive dialogue, these poets will share how the whispered voices of their ancestors infuse the present--and how the legacy of Japanese American wartime incarceration shapes their poetry and connects them to one another.

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Brian Komei Dempster

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Mia Ayumi Malhotra

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Brynn Saito

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