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K-State Today

March 19, 2024

Poet Brynn Saito to read on Friday, March 22

Submitted by Karin Westman

Brynn Saito

On Friday, March 22, poet Brynn Saito will read from her work at 3:30 p.m. in the Wildcat Chamber at the K-State Student Union with concurrent streaming on Zoom.

The event is free and open to the public. For access to the livestream, register for the link at tinyurl.com/saitokstate.

Saito is the author of three books of poetry, most recently "Under a Future Sky" (Red Hen Press, 2023). A 2023 California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellow, she is the winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award and a finalist for the Northern California Book Award.

In addition to publishing her own poetry, Saito is also coediting with Brandon Shimoda an anthology of poetry written by descendants of the Japanese American/Nikkei incarceration, forthcoming in 2025 from Haymarket Books.

Saito teaches in the creative writing program at California State University, Fresno.

"I have loved teaching Saito's poems to my students! We've talked so much about family, history, and trauma in art," said Traci Brimhall, professor of English and director of the program in creative writing. "I'm so glad students will have this opportunity to meet the writer in person and ask all their questions about how to learn more about their own family histories and how important travel is to connect with the past." 

For more information about Saito's work, visit her website.

The reading is sponsored by the department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences and SGA's Fine Arts fees.

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