Bret Yamanaka

Bret Yamanaka is a Japanese American poet, dancer, and teaching artist from Southern California. Currently, he lives in New York where he is a 2022 Margins fellow with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and a teaching fellow at the Juilliard School in their dance division. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Iowa Review, the Southeast Review, and The Margins.

You can find Bret on Instagram @bretyamanaka where he occasionally posts himself shaking his bones.