Brynn Saito Brian Komei Dempster Mia Ayumi Malhotra

Breaking Silences: Poets on the Legacy of Japanese American Imprisonment

A Talk by Brian Komei Dempster , Mia Ayumi Malhotra and Brynn Saito

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About this Talk

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.

02 April 2021, 09:30 PM

09:30 PM - 11:00 PM

About The Speakers

Brian Komei Dempster

Brian Komei Dempster

Professor, poet, and editor, University of San Francisco

https://briankomeidempster.com/


Mia Ayumi Malhotra

Mia Ayumi Malhotra

Writer

http://miamalhotra.com/


Brynn Saito

Brynn Saito

Assistant Professor, English and Creative Writing, California State University, Fresno

https://brynnsaito.com/