Yuri Kageyama is the author of The New and Selected Yuri: Writing From Peeling Till Now (Ishmael Reed Publishing, 2011). Her poetry band Yuricane features Eric Kamau Gravatt, Isaku Kageyama, Hirokazu Suyama and other multicultural musicians. She is collaborating with Carla Blank on a performance piece. She lives in Tokyo.
She was also one of the winners of Cultural Weekly’s 1st ever poetry contest. Her poem, “No Gift of the Magi,” was selected from over 300 submissions.
In this video, Yuri performs the poem with music. Enjoy.
Yuri Kageyama: “No Gift of the Magi”