Isako Isako

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Pub Date: 09/04/2018

Pages: 100

Publisher: Alice James Books

Imprint: Alice James Books

ISBN 13: 9781938584947

ISBN 10: 1938584945

Price: $15.95 / $22.95 CAN

Category: POETRY / American / Asian American

Isako Isako

By Mia Ayumi Malhotra

Price: $15.95



About the Book

Isako Isako follows a single family lineage spanning four generations of female Japanese Americans to explore the chilling historical legacies of cultural trauma—internment, mass displacement and rampant racism—in the United States, and how it weaves together with current events.

About the Book

Journey through a Japanese American’s lineage, detailing war, xenophobia, and racism. These poems ache while creating hope for the future.


Mia Ayumi Malhotra is a fourth-generation Japanese American and the recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop. She holds a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from the University of Washington, and her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Indiana Review, The Greensboro Review, Best New Poets, and DISMANTLE: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop. She was raised in Laos and Thailand and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.