Frank Chin interviews Janice Mirikatani, the editor of Aion magazine, a journal of Asian-American writing; Joaquin Legaspi, a writer and activist who is on the faculty of the Asian Studies department at San Francisco State; and Momo Yashima, actor and member of the Brotherhood of Artists, a group of Asian-American artists who are protesting the casting of a Caucasian actor in a Japanese part in an upcoming SF production of the musical comedy Lovely Ladies and Kind Gentlemen. Mirikitani reads the poems No Words, Beyond Silence, Death Is Not the Same Darkness, and The Question Is. Legaspi reads the poems Friendship, Sphinx, and Mist, and discusses his involvement in community organizing in support of the International Hotel in San Francisco. Yashima's interview, which was pre-recorded separately, is not included on this tape; tape ends with Chin's introduction of Yashima. Contains sensitive language.
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