"Perspectives on Camp" at the Japanese American Museum

  • Japanese American Museum 535 N 5th St San Jose, CA, 95112 United States

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) will celebrate National Poetry Month in April with a special poetry reading featuring various perspectives on the camp experience. Featured poets include:

  • MITSUYE YAMADA (host; Nisei poet), author of Camp Notes
  • NELLIE WONG (friend of WRA incarceree), author of Dreams in Harrison Railroad Park and Stolen Moments
  • MARIKO NAGAI (novelist), author of Dust of Eden
  • BRIAN KOMEI DEMPSTER (son of WRA incarceree), author of TOPAZ
  • BRYNN SAITO (granddaughter of WRA incarcerees), author of The Palace of Contemplating Departure

This program will close with an Open Mic session where audience members will be invited to come to the microphone and read their own poetry.