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Angels for the Burning

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Angels for the Burning

By: David Mura

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In Angels for the Burning, David Mura examines the experience of contemporary Asian Americans and the various aspects of familial history between first, second, and third-generation Japanese Americans. Mura believes that one of poetry's tasks is to explore the challenges to our identities as we encounter various "others" and other visions of ourselves and our world. Angels for the Burning attempts this task.


Internment Camp Psychology

circa 1945

Just after his release Mas took a psychological test.

Three questions he never forgot: Do you think

people are out to get you?  Do you feel you are

being followed?  When you see a crowd of strangers

walking toward you, do you try to avoid them?

To all three he answered yes.

And knew he sounded insane.


© BOA Editions, Ltd. 2004