Mura , David

David Mura has published four books of poetry, most recently The Last Incantations (Northwestern, 2014). After We Lost Our Way (Penguin, 1989) won the National Poetry Series Contest. The Colors of Desire (Anchor Books, 2005) won the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. His novel, Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire (Coffee House, 2008), and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, the John Gardner Fiction Prize and the Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award. He is the author of two memoirs: Turning Japanese (Anchor/Random, 1991), a New York Times Notable Book and winner of an Oakland PEN award, and Where the Body Meets Memory (Grove/Atlantic, 1996). He teaches at the Stonecoast MFA program and the VONA Writers’ Conference. (2018)