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Haiku Poet Documented Life in Japanese Camps

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Haiku Poet Documented Life in Japanese Camps

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Haiku Poet Documented Life in Japanese Camps

Haiku Poet Documented Life in Japanese Camps

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Poet Violet Kazue de Cristoforo died last week at age 90. She was famous for writing and collecting haiku poems that captured life in Japanese internment camps during World War II. Her groundbreaking anthology of internment camp poets, May Sky, was published in 1999.

Khokha reports for member station KQED in northern California.