Local writer, Kazumi Heshiki, will read from his book of haikus, Fireweed Blossoms.
Find Heshiki in the Japanese Art; found on floor 1, gallery 106. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.
Fireweed Blossoms, is a stunning collection of poetry by local writer Kazumi Heshiki. Kazumi was born on Okinawa Island in 1930 and his book reflects a lifetime of reflection in various states and countries. “In this breath-taking collection,” says Lo Kwa Mei-En, “Kazumi Heshiki colors the human relationship to the world with natural gravity and creative luminescence. Every poem tilts the world into a unique quality of light.”
“How lucky we are to have this book in the world.” – Lo Kwa Mei-En (author of Yearling)
“Kazumi Heshiki’s poems ring remarkably innovative in their spare form and sensibility . . . A welcome collection by a masterful poet.” -Kimiko Hahn (author of Brain Fever)