Breaking Silences: Poets on the Legacy of Japanese American Imprisonment

A Talk by Brian Komei Dempster, Mia Ayumi Malhotra and Brynn Saito
University of San Francisco, California State University, Fresno

Register to watch this content

By submitting you agree to the Terms & Privacy Policy
Watch this content now

About this talk

In this dynamic group presentation, Brian Komei Dempster, Mia Ayumi Malhotra, and Brynn Saito will read and discuss their poems informed by a monumental historical event: the forced removal and unjust imprisonment of their family members--along with over 120,000 Japanese Americans--during World War II. Through a reading of their work and interactive dialogue, these poets will share how the whispered voices of their ancestors infuse the present--and how the legacy of Japanese American wartime incarceration shapes their poetry and connects them to one another.

Brian Komei Dempster

Mia Ayumi Malhotra

Brynn Saito

Have you got yours yet?

Our All-Access Passes are a must if you want to get the most out of this event.

Check them out

Proudly supported by

Loading content...

Loading content...