Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Short Story

Design by Annette Dorfman. Photo by Takashi Itoh.

Fifth Sunday Fiction Series Nov. 30, 2008, at Ben's Cafe.

Poet Yuri Kageyama reads her new short story, "The Father and the Son," in "POW-WOW: 63 Writers Address the Fault Lines in the American Experience," edited by Ishmael Reed with Carla Blank; Da Capo Press, January 2009.

The anthology also includes Langston Hughes, Toni Cade Bambara, Alejandro MurguĂ­a and Erskine Caldwell.

Kageyama’s poetry, short stories and essays have appeared in many literary publications, including “Y’Bird,” “Greenfield Review,” "San Francisco Stories," "On a Bed of Rice," "Breaking Silence: an Anthology of Asian American Poets," "Other Side River," "Yellow Silk," "Stories We Hold Secret" and "MultiAmerica." She has read with Ishmael Reed, Shuntaro Tanikawa, Winchester Nii Tete, Geraldine Kudaka, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Russel Baba, Seamus Heaney, Yumi Miyagishima and many other artists. She has a book of poems, “Peeling” (I. Reed Press). She is working with director Yoshiaki Tago on a film "Talking Taiko" that chronicles her readings with music. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University and holds an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.


Anonymous said...

Kageyama San,

i am honored by your comment on my blog, i found very interesting the way you describe the "dark side" of Japan, was my writing any close to your actual point of view?

Domo arigatou gozaimasu once again for taking the time and reading my comment.

Laura Daniela Montes Guerrero.

Yuri Kageyama said...

Arigatou to you for your interest in my thoughts.
Connecting with people like you is probably why we all write.
Let's stay in touch.