Tuesday, March 22, 2016

American Literature Students Explore the Legacy of the Hiroshima Bombing

By Emily Wirtz

On February 2nd, Dr. Jayne Waterman invited a guest, student Miki Yamamura, into our American Literature IV class. We’d been discussing in great emotional depth the development of the technology of the atomic bomb and its repercussions not only for Japanese society where the bomb was dropped, but also on society as a whole. We studied in great detail one of J. David Cummings’s poems in his collection Tancho entitled “Folding the First Crane.” Miki, who grew up very close to an American military base on mainland Japan, was more than happy to talk about her experiences and teach us how to fold our own first crane. READ MORE

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