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dc.contributor.author Vizenor, Gerald
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-07T20:35:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-07T20:35:28Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.citation Chicago Review, Vol. 39, No. 3/4, A North Pacific Rim Reader (1993), pp. 55-62 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0009-3696
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/15437
dc.description Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25305717?&Search=yes&searchText=%22Gerald+Vizenor%22&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dau%253A%2522Gerald%2BVizenor%2522%26gw%3Djtx%26acc%3Don%26prq%3Dau%253A%2522Irene%2BVasquez%2522%26Search%3DSearch%26hp%3D25%26wc%3Don&prevSearch=&item=1&ttl=86&returnArticleService=showFullText en_US
dc.description.abstract The Toya Maru might have been the end of me. The train ferry lost power and turned over in a typhoon between the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido. More than a thousand people died at sea that night. I was lucky. Our battalion had been ordered, at the last minute, to remain on the northern island and bivouac in the pristine Imperial National Forest. "The vessel carried soldiers of the United States First Cavalry Division transferring from Hokkaido to new posts on Honshu," reported The New York Times on 27 September 1954. "The typhoon did widespread damage over the main islands of Japan." The Toya Maru carried my typewriter and copies of my first stories to the bottom of Tsugaru Strait. I was wise to haiku that summer and would tote no more than a notebook. Naturally, that coincidence, and the loss of my typewriter, were trivial at the time. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The University of Chicago Press en_US
dc.subject Haiku en_US
dc.subject Chippewa en_US
dc.title The Envoy to Haiku en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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