When your parents grew up somewhere thousands of miles away and the culture you're growing up in is so different from theirs, how do you build a relationship with your heritage?

In this incredibly moving and powerful performance, poet G Yamazawa speaks about his personal struggles growing up Japanese in North Carolina and how a natural disaster awakened his sense of "home" even though he was hundreds of miles away at the time.

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