Mitsuye Yamada Poetry Online Event

JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM

DISCOVER NIKKEI

 

Nikkei Uncovered: Poetry Event via Zoom

Join Mitsu, traci kato-kiriyama and friends for an evening of poetry. Mitsuye Yamada will read a few selections from Camp Notes and Full Circle.

 

Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column

Acclaimed artist, poet, and performer traci kato-kiriyama shares poems each month from the Nikkei community in her monthly column on the DiscoverNikkei.org* website. Traci featured Mitsuye in her February 2019 Column: Circles, Cycles, Commemoration | Discover Nikkei .

Nikkei Uncovered is going Live

Now, Nikkei Uncovered is going live! We have brought together a powerful, intergenerational lineup of poets previously featured in the column to share their poetry in an online reading. Hosted by traci, the interactive reading and reflection will also include a short open mic portion, where viewers will be able to sign up during the program to share their poetry.

Featuring Maiya Kuida-Osumi, Courtney Ozaki, Micah Tasaka, and Mitsuye Yamada.

This program is FREE, but RSVPs are required using the link below. You will be emailed 24 hours before the program with instructions on how to join this Zoom webinar.

* Nikkei are Japanese emigrants and their descendants.  Discover Nikkei is a community website about Nikkei identity, history and experiences. The goal of this project is to provide an inviting space for the community to share, explore, and connect with each other through diverse Nikkei experiences, culture, and history.
A project of the  Japanese American National Museum.

Photo Credit: Tani Ikeda

Mitsuye Yamada Events

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA BARBARA
MULTICULTURAL CENTER

 

Cancelled due to shut down
May 18, 2020

Full Circle
Book Launch Event

UCSB

Mitsuye Yamada will read poetry selections from her new book Full Circle: New and Selected Poetry published by The Department of Asian American Studies at UCSB. This event is part of the UCSB MultiCultural Center's "Literature and Race" series. More details posted soon.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE

 

Cancelled due to shut down
May 2019

Full Circle
Book Launch Event
UCI

Annual DENSHO Gala

Nov 2, 2019

Densho Dinner
Seattle, WA

Mitsuye Yamada will read at the event.

November 2, 5:00-9:00
Meydenbauer Convention Center (Bellevue)
Ticket Price: $125 (fair market value is $100)
Dress code: Cocktail Attire

UCI LIBRARIES ARE PROUD TO PRESENT

Nov 21, 2019

UCI
Irvine, CA

Mitsuye Yamada Book Event.

Poet and Women’s Rights Activist Mitsuye Yamada will join us on November 21 for a reading in celebration of her new book, Full Circle: New and Selected Poems.  Lunch will be served. RSVP is required.

Thursday, Nov. 21 from 12:00 AM to 1:30 PM 

Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center. 

With cultural performances by UCI student groups in the Lower Gateway Plaza.  

JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM EVENT

Full Circle
Book Launch Event
Aug 24, 2019
Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Mitsuye Yamada Book Event.

Japanese American National Museum

100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Poet, essayist, educator, activist, and foremother of Asian American feminism, Mitsuye Yamada will read from her newest collection of poetry, Full Circle: New and Selected Poems. The celebration will also uplift the voices of generations of other Japanese American women writers, including special guests Diane Fujino, Miya Iwataki, Amy Uyematsu, Brynn Saito, and Diana Tsuchida. Live music by Kyoko Takenaka will accompany the dynamic readings. The program will be emceed by kyoko nakamaru. Yamada will sign copies of the book after the program.