Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Slice of My Life

Since I started writing Japanese short form poetry: haiku, tanka, haibun, I have been writing from my experience. My poetry therefore gives the reader a glimpse into my life; that is, my long journey from continent to continent, from country to country, from city to city.

I remember when I first came to America, an American said to me, "You are rich in experience." She seemed to have known me for years by simply listening to my story that I had gone through the Vietnam War and its aftermath, that I was starting a new life in America. I would like to showcase some of my published tanka and haibun here to share with you, the ones who are interested in knowing more about me--a refugee playwright turned poet.

The following journal Haiku News is where I express my social-political view.

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