Brynn Saito

Brynn Saito

Poet, Educator, Organizer | Yonsei Memory Project

Brynn Saito is a poet, educator, and organizer. In 2017, Brynn co-founded the Yonsei Memory Project (YMP) with Fresno artist and farmer, Nikiko Masumoto. YMP utilizes arts-based inquiry to generate dialogue connecting the WWII incarceration of the Japanese American community with current struggles for justice.She is the author of two books of poetry, Power Made Us Swoon (2016) and The Palace of Contemplating Departure (2013), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press and a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. She also co-authored, with Traci Brimhall, the chapbook Bright Power, Dark Peace (Diode Editions, 2016). Brynn is a recipient of the Kundiman Poetry Fellowship and a California State Library Civil Liberties Public Education grant. After many years living and teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area, Brynn will return to her hometown of Fresno, CA, in Fall of 2018 to teach in the Master of Fine Arts program at California State University, Fresno. Read more about Brynn at http://brynnsaito.com/

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