Tag Archives: Japanese American Poetry

Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree

via Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree I wrote a new poem not that long ago after I took Maya to see the hina dolls at the Boston Childrens’ Museum for Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day). Maya has a small set of … Continue reading

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Some Of My Haiku on 7×20

Last week, 7×20 posted a couple of my haiku. I’d like to thank them for kindly accepting my work. old tree / succumbing to age / tree men come tomorrow // — Seven By Twenty (@7×20) February 26, 2016   … Continue reading

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from The Minstrel of Belmont: Grace

I’ve written a few poems about my grandmother. She was a dynamic personality while I grew up, even though half of that time we were separated by half the Pacific. Her early life was a hard one, filled with tragedy … Continue reading

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From Hanami: South Point Fisherman

As a college student, I went with a high school buddy to his grandparents’ home in Naʻālehu on the Big Island of Hawai`i. We went to see a total eclipse of the sun. This was a fun trip. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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The Haiku: Is It Worth It?

This will be a brief and arguably trite post. I will probably do another one with “Part II” at the end, but I don’t know yet and so I don’t have a “Part I” above. I received my copy of Bottle … Continue reading

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From Hanami: Strawberry Patches

“Strawberry Patches” is the third Asian American poem I wrote, but it’s the one that would set the tone of how I would approach so-called ethnic poetry until 20 years later (the time of Minstrel) when I changed. It’s also … Continue reading

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