"got to have a yellow woman if you’re a yellow man": David Mura looks for an Asian American masculinity
David Mura’s newest book is A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity & Narrative Craft in Writing. He has written four books of poetry, The Last Incantations, Angels for the Burning, The Colors of Desire (Carl Sandburg Award), and After We Lost Our Way(National Poetry Contest winner). His two memoirs are Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity. With Carolyn Holbrook, he co-edited the recent anthology of MN BIPOC writers, We Are Meant To Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World. His next book is a collection of essays on historical and fictional narratives on race, The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself: Racial Myths in Our American Narratives (fall 2022).