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May Sky: There Is Always Tomorrow : An Anthology of Japanese American Concentration Camp Kaiko Haiku (Sun & Moon Classics)

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The dark time in American history of the arrest and internment of Japanese American citizens in World War II is here presented in terms of the important cultural activity of the haiku clubs and their members. Violet Kazue de Cristoforo was a young girl when she joined the Valley Ginsha Haiku Kai of Fresno before World War II. Two of the California free verse poetry clubs, ...more
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Sun and Moon Press
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Jennifer W
Mar 03, 2014 Jennifer W rated it really liked it
Shelves: byt-1900-1940
Beautiful, moving poetry. They wrote haiku while imprisoned!!

Rain shower from mountain
quietly soaking
barbed wire fence

Uh! Just beautiful. And devastating.
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NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday reported that "[p]oet Violet Kazue de Cristoforo died last week at age 90. She was famous for writing and collecting haiku poems that captured life in Japanese internment camps during World War II. Her groundbreaking anthology of internment camp poets, May Sky, was published in 1999."

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