Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: [Jeff Tagami's] writing eventually gained national attention,

appearing in numerous magazines and anthologies, and in 1995, he appeared in the PBS documentary, "The US of Poetry." It featured his poem, "Song of Pajaro," which describes a day in the life of Pajaro Valley farmers.

Tagami also authored a collection of poetry, "October Light," and helped edit four anthologies, including "Without Names" and "Monterey Poets and Writers," and lectured at universities throughout the West Coast and in Hawaii.

In the 1990s, he received a bachelor of arts in literature from UC Santa Cruz, then went on to obtain a master's degree in English from San Francisco State University. Meanwhile, he began working at Cabrillo College, where he most recently taught writing, composition and literature.

from Santa Cruz Sentinel: Cabrillo instructor, poet Jeff Tagami dies: Poems brought Asian Americans out of the shadows


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