June Literary Reading

Up The Mountain

Literary Reading and Presentation with Bukasai Ashawaga

Saturday, June 11, 6:00 pm
in the Bear Gallery

Join Fairbanks Arts in the Bear Gallery for a literary reading and presentation with Bukasai Ashawaga. 

This free event will start at 6:00 pm in the Bear Gallery. All attendees are required to wear a mask.

Bukasi Ashawaga will be reading from two of his books of poetry, Beyond ~ the Alyeskan Interior ~ a Way of Being and Up the Mtn: Cherry blossoms and Cascading pink n’ white petals Spring foliage. He will also be presenting on the structure of the haiku art-form. 

Byron Dudley publishes his poetry under the pen name, Bukusai Ashagawa. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY and New Jersey. In 1984, he moved to Eugene, Oregon to attend the University of Oregon as a track & field and cross-country athlete. He lived in Eugene on and off for over thirty years. During that time he traveled extensively to Asia, especially to Japan, where he lived for a short time. During his last stay in Japan, he participated in a six month Artist In Residency program. In 2016, he moved to the Alaskan Interior where he lived in Chatanika for five years and recently moved to Fairbanks.

Dudley has had sixteen books published, three of which (JIKU, Up the Mtn, and Beyond ~ the Alyeskan Interior ~ A Way of Being: BOOK I ) are poetry. His poetry and essays have been translated into six languages and can be found on iTunes, Amazon, ISSUU.com, at universities around the world via the World Cat Library System, the US National Haiku Archive, and in the Living Haiku Anthology. His work was also featured on Japan’s version of public broadcasting, NHK; two of his haiku/haiga were featured on their website on the 2017 NHK/public television program entitled, “Haiku Masters,” which was broadcast to 48 million viewers. He is listed on the Haiku Foundation website in their worldwide listing of published Haiku Poets, and his book JIKU is also digitally archived in their library.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (907) 251-8386 or email literary@fairbanksarts.org.