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Mourning the Passing of Amy Uyematsu: an Activist Educator Poet

by Juan Cardenas


On June 23, 2023, the Los Angeles poetry community lost a pioneer for Asian American / Japanese American, voices and civil rights, Amy Uyematsu. She was a beloved member of the Los Angeles Poet Society, an ally and friend.


Throwback pic from 100 Thousand Poets for Change - Los Angeles - hosted by LA Poet Society, 2013. Amy was very appreciative of this collage poster designed by Juan Cardenas, where she is centered next to Tupac and Jimi Hendrix :) <3 .






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