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Series: Art, Culture & Identity

All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.


Saturday, August 24, 2019
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Full Circle—Mitsuye Yamada’s Book Release Celebration and Multigenerational Poetry Reading


Poet, essayist, educator, activist, and foremother of Asian American feminism, Mitsuye Yamada will read from her newest collection of poetry, Full Circle: New and Selected Poems. The celebration will also uplift the voices of generations of other Japanese American women writers, including special guests Diane Fujino, Miya Iwataki, Amy Uyematsu, Brynn Saito, and Diana Tsuchida. Live music by Kyoko Takenaka will accompany the dynamic readings. The program will be emceed by kyoko nakamaru. Yamada will sign copies of the book after the program.

Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Full Circle will be available for purchase at the JANM Store.

Mitsuye Yamada on Discover Nikkei

In February, Mitsuye Yamada was the featured poet for the Nikkei Uncovered monthly poetry column on JANM’s Discover Nikkei website. She shared some thoughts about her upcoming book, as well as three poems, including a new one from Full Circle. Read it now.

Watch clips from a 2018 interview.


In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

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