In these moving, lyrical and articulate essays, Roy Miki explores the issues and realities that comprise, for him, a writing life: redress, history, memory, "race", language, displacement? and their interrelationships? as well as the voices of those known and loved whose wisdom rings even after death, Roy Kiyooka and bpNichol. These essays form a net of thought, a way of seeing, that is full of acumen, theory, affection, faith, and skepicism? here is a brilliant series of daring meditations on the inflections of identity in our social and cultural time.