october, 2018

fri26oct7:00 pm8:30 pmSalem Poetry Festival Presents: Lawson Fusao InadaJoin us for a special Last Friday Poetry Group7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Event Details

Join us for a special Last Friday Poetry Group! In partnership with The Salem Poetry Project, The Salem Public Library, and The Salem Public Library Foundation, The Book Bin is proud to take part in the first Salem Poetry Festival.

Lawson Fusao Inada is a third-generation Japanese American from Fresno, California. As a child during World War II, he was imprisoned in California, Arkansas, and Coloraado. A graduate of Fresno State University and the University of Oregon, he is an emeritus professor at Southern Oregon University. His book of poetry, Before The War, was the first volume of poetry by an Asian American to be published by a major firm. His other books of poetry are Legends From Camp and Drawing The Line. He is the editor of Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience.

Inada’s honors include an Oregon Book Award, an American Book Award, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. His poetry has been featured on CBS and PBS television, and has been presented across the nation, from the San Fransisco Poetry Center to the White House. He has served as the Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks Scholar in Residence at Wayne State University, the Steinbeck Chair of The National Steinbeck Center, and as Poet Laureate of Oregon.


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm