In memorium Violet Kazue de Cristoforo

Violet Kazue de Cristoforo (1917-2007)

Violet was a haiku poet and editor of May Sky, There is Always a Tomorrow: An Anthology of Japanese American Concentration Camp Kaiko Haiku.  Violet was imprisoned at Jerome, AK during WWII. In August of 2007, a few months before her death, she was honored with an NEA Heritage Fellowship award. 

 Drawing by Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani of Tule Lake. 

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