As part of Asian Heritage Month, poet Roy Miki will read from his new book Mannequin Rising, a series of poems and photo collages that probe the internal effects of commodity culture, on Friday, May 27, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, at Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street.
Winnpeg writer Charlene Diehl will join him.
Roy Miki was born in Winnipeg after his family was part of the mass uprooting of Japanese Canadian during the 1940s. He lives in Vancouver.
He is the author of several books, including Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice.
His third book of poems, Surrender received the Governor General’s Award for Poetry.
He received the Order of Canada in 2006 and the Order of British Columbia in 2009.
Charlene Diehl is a writer, editor, performer, and the director of THIN AIR.
Her memoir, Out of Grief, Singing: A Memoir of Motherhood and Loss was
shortlisted for the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Non-Fiction Award and the
McNally Robinson Book of the Year.
Charlene has published a poetry collection, lamentations, and poems in literary journals and anthologies.
She co-edits dig! magazine, and writes the jazz column for The Winnipeg Review.