UA Poetry Center
Lawson Fusao Inada performs poems that speak to the Asian American experience, particularly around Japanese American internment during World War II and life in mid-century Fresno, California. He reads a selection of poems from Before the War: Poems as They Happened (1971), along with with other poems from the 1970s, including "I Told You So."
Recording begins mid-sentence and cuts out briefly from 47:37 to 47:50.
Inada, Lawson Fusao. "West Side Songs." Down at the Santa Fe Depot: 20 Fresno Poets. Gilgia Press, 1970.
Inada, Lawson Fusao. "Plucking Out a Rhythm," "From Our Album," "The Day, Congealed," "Bandstand," "Countries of War," "R and R in Bangkok," and "The Great Bassist." Before the War: Poems as They Happened. William Morrow, 1971.
Inada, Lawson Fusao. "Making a Living" and "You Know How It Was." (Uncollected?)
Inada, Lawson Fusao. "Asian Brother, Asian Sister." Roots: An Asian American Reader. Edited by Franklin S. Odo. University of California,1971
Inada, Lawson Fusao. "I Told You So." The Buddha Bandits Down Highway 99. With Garrett Kaoru Hongo and Alan Chong Lau. Buddhahead Press, 1978.