Paisley Rekdal, Yanyi and Soyoung Yoon bring together nonfiction, brain science, trauma theory, poetry, and data visualization together to explore intergenerational trauma.
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Many Asian Americans know innately that intergenerational trauma is real, but how do we “prove” it? Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal’s new book, The Broken Country, tells the story of Vietnamese American Kiet Thanh Ly, who stabbed two white men in 2012 in retribution for the Vietnam War, even though he did not experience it himself. Come for a special event with Paisley Rekdal, 2017 Margins Fellow Yanyi, Soyoung Yoon, and Jennifer Hayashida that brings together nonfiction, brain science, trauma theory, poetry, and data visualization together to express the persistence of intergenerational trauma in our communities.
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