Amy Uyematsu

Amy Uyematsu Amy Uyematsu is a sansei (third-generation Japanese American) poet and teacher from Los Angeles. She has three published collections: Stone Bow Prayer (Copper Canyon Press, 2005), Nights of Fire, Nights of Rain (Story Line Press, 1998), and 30 Miles from J-Town (Story Line, 1992, winner of the 1992 Nicholas Roerich Prize). She was a co-editor of the widely-used Roots: An Asian American Reader (UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1972). Amy recently retired from teaching high school math after 32 years with Los Angeles Unified School District.