Thursday, March 17, 2011

Roy Miki

Roy Miki is a writer, poet, and editor who lives in Vancouver. He is the author of numerous publications, including Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice (Raincoast 2004), a work that explores the Japanese Canadian redress movement through a creative blend of personal reflection, documentary history, and critical examination. He is also a poet with four books published. His third book of poems, Surrender (Mercury Press 2001), received the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Most recently, he has co-edited, with Smaro Kamboureli, Trans.Can.Lit: Resituating the Study of Canadian Literature (Laurier Press 2007) and edited Roy Kiyooka’s The Artist and the Moose: A Fable of Forget (LineBooks 2009). He is currently completing “Mannequin Rising,” a book-length series of poems and photo collages that probe the internal effects of commodity culture (forthcoming from New Star Books). He received the Order of Canada in 2006 and the Order of British Columbia in 2009.

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