Brynn Saito

Brynn Saito

https://brynnsaito.com/

Assistant Professor, English and Creative Writing
California State University, Fresno

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About this Speaker

<span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Brynn Saito is a poet, organizer, and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English at California State University, Fresno. She is the author of two books of poetry, </span>Power Made Us Swoon <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">(2016) and </span>The Palace of Contemplating Departure <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">(2013), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press and a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. Brynn is a two-time recipient of the California State Library’s Civil Liberties Public Education grant for her work with Yonsei Memory Project (YMP). Co-founded with farmer and artist, Nikiko Masumoto, YMP uses art and storytelling to connect the WWII-era incarceration of the Japanese American community with current struggles for justice. In 2019, Brynn was featured in </span>Vogue<span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> magazine for her work with YMP. Her poetry has appeared in the </span>New York Times<span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">, the </span>American Poetry Review<span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">, and was featured in the opening ceremony for The People’s Inauguration, a 10-day event inspiring collective action led by activist, Valarie Kaur. </span>

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