Brandon Shimoda
photo credit: Scott Tsuchitani

Brandon Shimoda is a yonsei poet/writer. His recent books include an ancestral memoir, The Grave on the Wall (City Lights), which received the PEN Open Book Award, and The Desert (The Song Cave). His book on the afterlife/ruins of Japanese American incarceration received a Creative Nonfiction Grant from the Whiting Foundation, and is forthcoming from City Lights.