About Violet Kazue de CristoforoViolet Kazue de Cristoforo (September 3, 1917 – October 3, 2007) was a Japanese American poet and translator of haiku. She is the best known of the haiku poets of the Japanese-American internment camps. Her Poetic Reflections of the Tule Lake Internment Camp, 1944, was published after 1984. She also collected and translated the concentration camp haiku in her book There is Always Tomorrow: An Anthology of Japanese American Concentration Camp Kaiko Haiku (1996). Only 15 of Matsuda de Cristoforo's haiku from the camps survived.
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