Emily Mitamura

Emily Mitamura is a Yonsei poet and PhD student living in Minnesota. Her work considers the performative and narrative demands placed on those in the wake of ongoing colonial violence and continuous bodily/relational/archival hauntings. Her poems have appeared in The Margins, Clarion Magazine, AADOREE, and Black Heart Magazine among other places.

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Nikkei a Descoberto: uma coluna de poesia


Nothing like biting into the palpable words of poets to dig into the transformation that signifies this season. I had a great time reading the work of the writers we feature here this month on Nikkei Uncovered—Colorado-based Brandon Shimoda and Minneapolis-based Emily Mitamura. Lush and sinuous, resilient and expansive—from Emily’s Grub Mother—“…a bit of / your heart / is the most delicious sweet / I’ve ever held / to my / swarming mouth…”—and  from Brandon’s The Desert—“…The world / abo…

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