“From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Art, Poetry and Music”

Join Leah on Sunday July 20th, 2014 from 5-7 PM at Glyph Café.

In conjunction with Yukiyo Kawano’s current art installation at the Café, Glyph hosts an evening of music, poetry readings and artist’s talks on the intertwined topics of Hiroshima, Fukushima and Hanford.

Poet and editor Leah Stenson reads from her newest book, Reverberations from Fukushima: 50 Japanese Poets Speak Out.

Yukiyo Kawano speaks about how her installation explores the connections between Hiroshima and Fukushima.

Anna Daedalus & Kerry Davis discuss their recent collaborative projects Shadows and Columbia River Shadows which meditate on the interconnections between Hiroshima and Hanford. Tobias Manthey will provide musical interludes on the shakuhachi.

Stenson’s book Reverberations from Fukushima is a timely collection of poems, commentary, and essays about the first nuclear disaster of the 21st Century. These powerful poems by 50 Japanese poets address the accident that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant on March 11, 2011.

The poems plead for restoration of the balance between humans and the environment and provide eloquent testimony to the consequences of breaking with tradition and the cycle of life. (source)

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