After the memorials, the funerals, the endless influx of flowers and casserole dishes and well-meaning texts, the collective retreats back into their lives and all that is left is the individual, grieving for months and years and perhaps even the rest of their own life. ...more
Lim has written before about experimental fiction and the need to slough off such conventions of narrative as plot. ...more
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Michael Prior discusses his new collection of poetry, BURNING PROVENCE.
Tags: Benjamin Voigt, British Columbia, Burning Provence, Cambodian, canadian, collective memory, Diaspora, ezra pound, family history, family trauma, form, generational trauma, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents, historical memory, historical trauma, identity, inherited trauma, intergenerational memory, internment, internment camps, Ishion Hutchinson, Japanese, japanese internment, Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, landscape, memories, Michael Prior, mixed race, Model Disciple, modernism, oral history, pastoral, Patrick Kavanagh, poems, poetry, Racism, Shakespeare, sonnets, war propaganda, William Carlos Williams, World War II, WWII
For me, performance is a conversation with the sacred and timeless, the sublime. ...more
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Pretend you are Austen. Enact an Austen novel. And what will happen? ...more
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In the eyes of some, we’re worse than disease vectors: we are the disease. ...more
Tags: Ahmaud Arbery, Andrew Yang, anxiety, Asian American, Austin, Beverly Tan Murray, Breonna Taylor, capitalism, China, Civil Rights Act, colonialism, COVID-19, Donald Trump, East Asian, economic crisis, Elijah McClain, Facebook, George Floyd, Grace Lee Boggs, immigrants, Immigration and Nationality Act, internment camps, japanese internment, Jose Gomez, pandemic, Politics, Quarantine, racial violence, Racism, racist, Richard Aoki, Social Media, Texas, Trayvon Martin, Trump, twitter, Voting Rights Act, White Supremacy, Wuhan, Yuri Kochiyama
Geeta Kothari discusses her debut collection, American xenophobia, and the immigrant narrative.
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Tamiko Nimura talks about the influence of history, memory, and silence on her work; creating a private MFA for herself; and writing a generational memoir.
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Author and translator Jay Rubin talks about his new novel,
The Sun Gods, translating Haruki Murakami into English, and the internment of Japanese citizens during World War II. ...more
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Conflicts between “rowdies” and other prisoners interrupted the daily routines of several, if not all, the camps. At the Gila River camp in Arizona, for instance, the editors of the center’s newspaper complained that zoot suiters had swiped all the chains from the laundry sinks to use as watch chains. Nikkei Chicago’s Ellen Wu has […]