Kenny Fries

Poet and memoirist Kenny Fries, author of Body Remembered, and editor of Staring Back: the Disability Experience from the Inside Out  and other books, traveled to Japan to research disability within a Japanese context. In the Province of the Gods (University of Wisconsin Press), the book that he would eventually write, is informed by his life as a gay, disabled man and by his diagnosis as HIV Positive and by his experiences with Japanese culture, with atomic bomb survivors and with the kami.   

“He neither exoticizes nor shies away from the potential pitfalls of a Western mind traveling abroad; instead he demonstrates how, through an all-too-rare open heart and a true poet’s eye, bridges can be built and understanding deepened, one sincere action at a time.” - Marie Mutsuki Mockett.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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