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Cover art by Matt Sasaki These poems developed via e-mails exchanged between Tess Gallagher and Lawrence Matsuda over a number of years. The resulting collaboration is a poetry jam session where they trade and borrow images, and run riffs on each other’s poems in a responsive, competitive, and lighthearted way. At the start of each [...]


A Cold Wind From Idaho

Cover art by Roger ShimomuraPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, resulting in a cataclysmic series of events affecting all persons of Japanese ancestry then residing on the West Coast of the United States. So calamitous were these actions that a noted scholar asserted that this action [...]


Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner

“Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner” is a collaboration between Lawrence Matsuda (poet) and Roger Shimomura (internationally known artist) inspired by the Japanese American experience including the World War II forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans. Shimomura was a youngster in the camps and Matsuda was born [...]

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