Angels for the Burning

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In Angels for the Burning, David Mura examines the experience of contemporary Asian-Americans and the various aspects of familial history between first-, second-, and third-generation Japanese-Americans. Mura believes one of poetry’s tasks is to explore the challenges to our identities as we encounter various “others” and other visions of ourselves and our world. Mura’s new collection of poems attempts to accomplish this task.

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Overview

In Angels for the Burning, David Mura examines the experience of contemporary Asian-Americans and the various aspects of familial history between first-, second-, and third-generation Japanese-Americans. Mura believes one of poetry’s tasks is to explore the challenges to our identities as we encounter various “others” and other visions of ourselves and our world. Mura’s new collection of poems attempts to accomplish this task.

David Mura is a poet, nonfiction writer, critic, playwright and performance artist. His numerous awards include a Lila Wallace Readers Digest Writer’s Award and two NEA fellow-ships. He has been featured in a number of PBS shows on literature, art and identity. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781929918584
  • Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: American Poets Continuum Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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David Mura is a poet, nonfiction writer, critic, playwright and performance artist. Mura's two previous poetry collections, The Colors of Desire (Carl Sandburg Literary Award winner), and, After We Lost Our Way (National Poetry Series Contest winner). His numerous awards include a Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Writers' Award, two NEA Fellowships, two Bush Foundation Fellowships, four Loft-McKnight Awards, and a Discovery/The Nation Award.
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Table of Contents

Astronomy 11
Relocations 13
Tatsue's prophecies 15
No epic song 17
Bruyeres (1944) 21
Internment camp psychology 23
Years later 24
First generation angels 29
The young Asian women 31
Words on my tongue 33
Father blues for Jon Jang 36
The angel of Phillips Park 40
Island angel 41
Fong 42
In the video store at Chicago & Lake 43
Black angel : Latasha Harlins 44
Minneapolis public 49
Legend 51
Suite for Miss Saigon 53
Two imperialist ditties 61
Darker desires 63
The last days 67
For years 70
On the death & life of the yellow poet daredevil at the Franklin Ave. Bridge 75
Dahmer and the boy 77
Neuromancer poetics 86
Hyde Park, 1950 93
Internment epistles 95
A winter's tale 110
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