Roy Miki: “Dead Reckoning” Talk and reading at Centre A

Roy
Miki


Dead
Reckoning

Talk
and
Reading


Sat.
Jan. 21- 8 pm

@
Centre
A

2
West
Hastings


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Roy
Miki
,
has been a key figure in the articulation of race and identity politics
of the past three decades in
Canada and
beyond. His activist work has taken many forms, beginning with the
Japanese Canadian Redress movement of the 1980s, documented in Justice
in Our Time (co-authored with Cassandra Kobayashi, Talonbooks 1991) and
Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice (Raincoast 2004).
He was also the founding editor of two major
Vancouver
literary journals, Line (1983-89) and its successor West Coast Line; and
Chair of the organizing committee for the highly influential Writing
Thru Race conference held in
Vancouverin
1994. He has published three poetry collections: Saving Face (Turnstone
1991), Random Access File (Red Deer College Press 1995) and Surrender
(Mercury Press 2001), which won the Governor General's Award. His
critical essays have been collected in Broken Entries: Race,
Subjectivity Writing and he has edited numerous books, including Pacific
Windows: Collected Poems of Roy K. Kiyooka (Talonbooks 1997), which won
the 1997 Poetry Award from the Association of Asian American Studies,
and more recently, Meanwhile: The Critical Writings of bpNichol
(Talonbooks 2002).

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