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traci kato-kiriyama presented by the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center, followed by conversation with Smith Students

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 7-8:30 p.m.

Weinstein Auditorium
Open to the Public

traci kato-kiriyama is the author of Navigating With(out)Instruments (Writ Large Press, 2021), a hybrid work of poetry, micro essays, and what kato-kiriyama calls “notes to self,” though these notes often offer themselves outward toward readers and community. “traci kato-kiriyama’s poetry,” writes poet Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, “is a gift to ‘the bridge builders, fire starters, subtle markers, direct talkers, humble sages, teachers, nurses, healers, counselors, therapists, misfit and alien beings’ of Los Angeles, both old and new. tkk’s poems are rooted in activism and reach out to us from the page with their abundant love.” kato-kiriyama is based on unceded Tongva land in the south bay of Los Angeles, and is an award-winning multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary artist, recognized for their work as a writer/performer, theater deviser, cultural producer, and community organizer. 


Co-sponsored by The Jandon Center for Community Engagement and The Office for Equity & Inclusion