Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Amy Uyematsu
(2015)
Amy Uyematsu
Word: Benefit Poetry Marathon
Ave. 50 Studio
Highland Park, CA
9/27/2008
Poetry.LA Interview Series
Poetry.LA Studio
5/17/2015
Writers Resist LA 2019
Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center
Venice, CA
1/13/2019
(2019)
(2008)
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Amy Uyematsu's deft blending of the personal, political, and spiritual has given the Asian-American experience one of its most consistently eloquent voices and earned her poetry a national reputation. A third generation Japanese-Californian, Uyematsu was an activist in the 1960's-70's Yellow Power Movement and co-editor of the seminal anthology Roots: An Asian American Reader (1971). Since a Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize launched her career in 1992, she has authored four collections of poetry, most recently The Yellow Door (Red Hen Press, 2015) and her work has been included in several anthologies including Wide Awake - Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (Beyond Baroque Books, 2015).