David Mura will publish his newest book of poetry, The Last Incantations, in March 2014 (Northwestern University Press). His other poetry books are After We Lost Our Way (a National Poetry Series Contest winner), The Colors of Desire (the Carl Sandburg Literary Award), and Angels for the Burning. His two memoirs are Turning Japanese (winner of PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book) and Where the Body Meets Memory. His last book was the novel Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire (Coffee House Press). He is a teacher in the Stonecoast MFA Program and the VONA Writers’ Conference.