Thursday, June 26, 2008

Poem of the day: "Looking Out"

"Looking Out"

It must be odd
to be a minority
he was saying.
I looked around
and didn’t see any.
So I said
it must be.
-- Mitsuye Yamada

from Camp Notes and Other Writings, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1992.

For more on Mitsuye Yamada, click here. To order her book of poems (and other writings), which deal, in part, with her experience incarcerated in an American concentration camp during World War II (aka: The Japanese American Internment), click here.

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