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The last incantations : poems

Author: David Mura
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The experimental and compelling voice of David Mura takes readers on a journey of the Japanese experience, in America. A third-generation Japanese-American, Mura lets his personal history be the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mura
ISBN: 9780810152373 0810152371
OCLC Number: 841892487
Description: viii, 140 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: South Carolina sea island --
Summers with the JACL --
My son at ninth grade --
The left panel of the diptych speaks --
Assimilation --
Peter Wu's poem --
Footnotes to the Book of Baghdad --
A surprise visit --
Tales of hybridity --
J.A. songs for Richard Pryor --
That early angel --
A mixed marriage blues --
Things that lose by being painted --
Regie Cabico shouts across the bar at the Apia Spoken Word Summit --
My computer asks a question --
The rape of Nanking --
An abstract expressionist --
Wisconsin hunting season --
Kick push --
The angel muse --
The great Nisei novel, circa 1949 --
Song for an Asian American radical: Yuri Kochiyama --
Love poem for Suheir Hammad --
Poets in my youth --
Poem for Patricia Smith upon my nomination for the Urban Griots award --
Dangerous trains of thoughts --
V.C --
Tenzing on Everest --
The psychic sherpa --
General Romeo Dallaire, commander of UNAMIR --
Rock angel: an American version --
Last night on HBO --
Crystal --
Isamu Noguchi: fragments from an unwritten memoir --
Frightening things --
Zen practice --
The dream --
Shakespearean thoughts on a stormy night --
What my daughter tells me --
Last A.A. incantation --
Prayer --
Aubade.
Responsibility: David Mura.

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