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May is Asian American History Month.

“Asian American” is an umbrella term for descendants from several countries and the large expanse of geography stretching from Siberia to the Philippines.

Yone Noguchi’s ”American Diary of a Japanese Girl”His 1914 prose volume, “The Spirit of Japanese Poetry” compares Eastern poetry with American poetry and delineates the connection between Buddhism, nature and sacred verse.

Another Asian American pioneer is the Japanese American poet Lawson Fusao Inada.

There are publishers like Kaya Press and Tinfish that publish Asian American poets, but in general Asian American writers aren’t as visible as some other poetry communities.

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