JANUARY 29, 2015: David says: “Racial questions are often framed at the level of personal interactions or beliefs. But truly addressing racial inequities requires a broader, more systemic framework—whether in economics, the justice or education system, or other problematic areas. Starting with the arts, my own field, this talk aims at reframing the ways we think about racial inequities.”
David Mura is a poet, creative nonfiction writer, fiction writer, critic, playwright and performance artist. A Sansei or third generation Japanese American, Mura has written two memoirs: Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei (Grove-Atlantic), and Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity(1996, Anchor/Random).
Mura’s newest collection of poetry, The Last Incantations, has just been published by Northwestern University Press (March, 2014).
VENUE: Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Center, 268 Park St., New Haven, CT