The Shino Suite
Title: The Shino Suite
Contributors: Ronald Tanaka
Publisher: Authors Choice Press
Publish Date: December 01, 2000
Ronald Tanaka is a third-generation Japanese-American and was born in a WW II Internment Center in Arizona. The Shino Suite is a collection of love poems that chronicle the inner battles the poet had to wage to define his role as a Japanese-American male in American society. As the single parent of a daughter, Shino, and as the lover of an always illusive Japanese woman, Tanaka constructs poems that reflect the almost whimsical hope that he can find spiritual wholeness in a world in which he has become all but invisible.