Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 20:28:40 -0700 (PDT)

Mitsuye Yamada's Poetry Reading

Irvine -- Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, is pleased to bring listeners the poetry of Mitsuye Yamada, recorded during a recent reading at UCI in connection with the opening of an exhibit of her papers in the UCI Main Library. The program airs from 5-6 p.m. this Friday, June 9, 2000, on KUCI, 88.9 fm and on the Web at

The exhibit, which includes material from Yamada's papers from the Special Collections Department at UCI Libraries, is the activist poet's personal take on her life, which included being "interned" during WWII. Among items on display are photographs and news items from the internment camps. There is also an evacuation order for Anaheim on display.

"The Legacy of Silence: A Japanese American Story," is currently on display in the UCI Main Library lobby.

Yamada, who teaches in the UCI Asian American Studies Program, has been active in Amnesty International as well as in the Asian American movement. She has also been working to help free U.S. political prisoners.

Daniel C. Tsang
Host, Subversity, now Fridays, 5-6 p.m.
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