New poetry book by Mitsuye Yamada
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UCSB DEPT OF ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES
New and Selected Poems
by Mitsuye Yamada
Acclaimed poet, essayist, educator, feminist and human rights activist, Mitsuye May Yamada has released her newest collection of poetry, Full Circle: New and Selected Poems. Yamada was born in Kyushu, Japan and grew up in Seattle, Washington. As a teenager, she was incarcerated at Minidoka concentration camp along with her family. After the war, Yamada was one of the first and most vocal of Asian American women writers who wrote about the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans. She has authored poetry collections, Camp Notes and Other Poems(1976) and Desert Run: Poems and Stories(1988).
Now, at the age of 96, she has released her latest work, Full Circle: New and Selected Poems(2019).
About the Publisher: The Department of Asian American Studies at UCSB
The Department of Asian American Studies at UCSB was the very first academic department dedicated to the study of Asian Americans at a major research university, and the first department in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian American Studies.
The Department offers undergraduate majors the opportunity to study and understand the experiences of Asian Americans, particularly their histories, communities, and cultures. Students learn to evaluate the existing literature in Asian American Studies, to analyze a variety of data on Asian Americans, to conduct original research, and to participate in internships and social justice issues.