Item description for Angels for the Burning (American Poets Continuum) by David Mura...
In Angels for the Burning, David Mura examines the experience of contemporary Asian-Americans and the various aspects of familial history between first-, second-, and third-generation Japanese-Americans. Mura believes one of poetry's tasks is to explore the challenges to our identities as we encounter various "others" and other visions of ourselves and our world. Mura's new collection of poems attempts to accomplish this task.
David Mura is a poet, nonfiction writer, critic, playwright and performance artist. His numerous awards include a Lila Wallace Readers Digest Writer's Award and two NEA fellow-ships. He has been featured in a number of PBS shows on literature, art and identity. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2004
Publisher BOA Editions Ltd.
ISBN 1929918585 ISBN13 9781929918584
Availability 0 units.
More About David Mura
David Mura is a writer, memoirist, poet and performance artist who brings a unique perspective to our multiracial and multicultural society. A third-generation Japanese American, he has written intimately about his life as a man of color and the connections between race, sexuality, and history. In public appearances interweaving poetry, performance, and personal testament, he provides powerful insights into the racial issues facing America today. Mura's memoirs, poems essays, plays, and performances have won wide critical praise and numerous awards. His books include Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire, Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, After We Lost Our Way, The Colors of Desire, and Angels for the Burning. Mura teaches at Hamline University, VONA (Voices of the Nation Association), and the Stonecoast MFA program.
David Mura currently resides in Minneapolis, in the state of Minnesota.