We, the Dangerous: New and Selected Poems
By Janice Mirikitani
A selection of poems on a wide range of subjects - from the internment experience which silenced the poet's own family and that of many Japanese Americans, to the Gulf War.
Janice Mirikitani is a Sansei or third generation Japanese American. Born in California, she was interned as an infant with her family in Rohwer, Arkansas during the Second World War.
She is the recipient of more than 35 awards and honors, including the American Book "Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature," the "Woman Warrior in Arts and Culture Award" from the Pacific Asian-American Bay area Women’s Coalition, and the first "Woman of Words Award" from the Women’s Foundation. She is the Executive Director of Glide Church and President of the Glide Foundation.