Roy Miki reads from new book “There”
– Jan 12 at Spartacus Books
Here's a 2005 picture of Roy Miki (centre left) with Rev. Tim Nakayama (left), Joy
Kogawa (cenre right) and Todd Wong (right), at the One Book One Vancouver launch for Obasan,
at the Vancouver Public Library – photo courtesy of Todd Wong
Roy Miki, poet, author,
Order of Canada
recipient, and friend of historic Joy Kogawa House launches a new book, There, tomorrow evening,
January 12, at 8:00 pm.
319 West Hastings Street
This is a free event.
Roy Miki is an award-winning writer, poet, editor, scholar,
teacher, and activist in the movement for redress for those
Japanese-Canadians interned during the Second World War.
This year Dr. Miki’s achievements were recognized with three major
university awards (Gandhi Peace Award, Thakore Visiting Scholar,
Sterling Prize) for his 2004 book REDRESS: INSIDE THE JAPANESE
CANADIANS CALL FOR JUSTICE (Raincoast) and his work in the movement and
commitment to the ideals of truth, justice, human rights, and
In August he was made a member of the Order of Canada.
His work as a scholar and editor includes a prize-winning bibliography
of poet George Bowering, and a collection of critical essays, BROKEN
ENTRIES (1998); he has also edited the collected poems of Roy Kiyooka;
and the collected critical essays of bpNichol. He is the founding
editor of WEST COAST LINE magazine, and the author of several books of
poetry, including SAVING FACE (1991), RANDOM ACCESS FILE (1995), and
SURRENDER, which in 2002 won a Governor General’s award.
Check out the many articles on this website featuring Roy Miki
roy miki on www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com