Nikkei Uncovered IV: a poetry reading

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Performing Arts

Aug 202422

Join us for our fourth annual virtual poetry reading with a powerful lineup of poets previously featured in Discover Nikkei’s Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column, hosted by traci kato-kiriyama , author of Navigating With(out) Instruments. Featured poets are Matthew Mejia, Christine Kitano, and Mia Ayumi Malholtra.

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Christine Kitano is a poet, associate professor of creative writing and literature at Stony Brook University, and author of Sky Country and Birds of Paradise. Her father was incarcerated at Topaz concentration camp and helped found UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center. Her mother immigrated from Korea as a teenager. Kitano’s poetry and scholarship explore these familial legacies.

Matthew Mejia is an American poet and an award-winning professor. He is driven and inspired by his Japanese, Mexican, and Indigenous ancestry. Through art, he heals generations of violence and abuse to unify his communities. In the classroom, he advocates for student success and believes that students are the foundation on which academia stands.

Mia Ayumi Malhotra is the author of Mothersalt and Isako Isako, a California Book Award finalist and winner of the Nautilus Gold Award, Alice James Award, National Indie Excellence Award, and Maine Literary Award. Her work has been recognized internationally with the Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry and the Singapore Poetry Prize. She is a founding member of The Ruby SF, a gathering space for women and nonbinary artists.

Watch the 2020 Nikkei Uncovered poetry reading 
Watch the 2021 Nikkei Uncovered poetry reading 
Watch the 2022 Nikkei Uncovered poetry reading



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