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Western Lit: Brandon Shimoda Sifts Through His Family’s History—Including the U.S. Internment of Japanese Americans

In The Grave on the Wall, poet and essayist Brandon Shimoda focuses on what remains after great loss. In this work of lyric nonfiction, he writes about his grandfather, Midori Shimoda, who died after years of memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease. Midori was one of more than 110,000 American residents, most of them U.S. citizens, […]