Poetry Reading: Lee Roripaugh

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Carroll Room | Smith College Campus Center, 7:30 PM
  • The Smith College Poetry Center and SCMA are pleased to present Lee Roripaugh, poet laureate of South Dakota. Roripaugh, a second-generation Japanese American, created a series of portraits in Beyond Heart Mountain (1999), in the voices of Japanese American internees at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming. In Year of the Snake (2004), she explored issues of mixed-race identity, myths, Japanese fairy tales, and metaphors of transformation. Her latest collection is tsunami vs. the fukishima 50.