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The Grave on the Wall – Brandon Shimoda
January 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Brandon Shimoda, yonsei, is a descendant of Japanese American incarceration. His grandfather, Midori Shimoda —an immigrant/photographer from Hiroshima—was incarcerated in a Department of Justice prison in Missoula, Montana, under suspicion of being a spy for Japan. Other family members were incarcerated in Heart Mountain and Poston. He is the author of several books of poetry and prose, most recently The Grave on the Wall (City Lights. currently long-listed for the PEN Open Book Award). Shimoda is the curator of The Hirsoshima Library, an reading room of books on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Pacific Northwest College of Art.