Miki, Roy

MIKI, Roy, writer (b 10 Oct 1942, Winnipeg, MB). He was born to parents who had just been relocated by the government from HANEY to a sugar beet farm in Manitoba. This wartime experience marked his life. He was a leader of the redress movement, which in 1988 succeeded in winning compensation for interned and relocated JAPANESE Canadians. He told the story in Justice in Our Time (1991, with Cassandra Kobayashi) and in Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice (2004). He also edited This Is My Own: Letters to Wes and Other Writings on Japanese Canadians, 1941–1948 by Muriel Kitagawa (1985). Miki is an English professor at SFU, where he also edited the literary journal West Coast Line. His critical works include The Prepoetics of William Carlos Williams (1983), A Record of Writing: A Bibliography of George Bowering (1990) and a book of essays, Broken Entries (1998). His own poetry has been published in Saving Face: Poems Selected, 1976–1988 (1991) and Random Access File (1995). In 2002 he won a GOV GEN'S LITERARY AWARD for his poetry collection, Surrender.