By Toyo Suyemoto
A uniquely poetic contribution to the small physique of internment memoirs, Suyemoto's account comprises information regarding rules and wartime judgements that aren't well known, and recounts intimately the way internees adjusted their notions of selfhood and citizenship, lending perception to the complex and arguable questions of citizenship, responsibility, and resistance of first- and second-generation eastern Americans.
Suyemoto's poems, many written in the course of internment, are interwoven in the course of the textual content and function counterpoints to the contextualizing narrative. Suyemoto's poems, many written in the course of internment, are interwoven through the textual content and function counterpoints to the contextualizing narrative. A small selection of poems written within the years following her incarceration additional demonstrate the mental results of her experience.
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