David Mura

David Mura ’s latest book of poetry is The Last Incantations. Mura’s third book of poetry is Angels for the Burning; his second, The Colors of Desire, won the Carl Sandburg Literary Award from the Friends of the Chicago Public Library, and his first, After We Lost Our Way, won the 1989 National Poetry Series Contest. He’s the author of two memoirs, Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, which won the Josephine Miles Book Award from the Oakland PEN and Where the Body Meets Memory. He’s written the novel Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire and a book of literary criticism, Song for Uncle Tom, Tonto & Mr. Moto: Poetry & Identity.