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Pop-up: Kazumi Heshiki

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When:November 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

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)