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Name  Amy Uyematsu
Role  Poet
Books  Stone bow prayer

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Amy Uyematsu (born 1947) is a Japanese-American poet.

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Biography

Growing up in Southern California, Uyematsu was torn between the Japanese culture of her family and the American culture of her environment, a conflict which has deeply influenced her writing and poetry. She penned the essay 'The Emergence of Yellow Power' in 1969 (for the Japanese-American journal Gidra), an assertion of Asian-American identity influenced by the consciousness-raising theories of Black Power. Uyematsu has published four poetry books.

She is now a high school math teacher and many of her poems reflect elements of math and quote mathematic equations. In 2012, she was recognized by the Friends of Little Tokyo Branch Library for her writing contributions to the Japanese-American community.

Works

  • 30 Miles from J-Town, (1992)
  • Nights of Fire, Nights of Rain (1998)
  • Stone, Bow, Prayer (2005)
  • The Yellow Door (2015)
  • References

    Amy Uyematsu Wikipedia


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