A (Short) Interview with IR Approved Approved Author Mark S. Osaki

Best Evidence received a 4+ star review, making it an IndieReader Approved title.

Following find an interview with author Mark S. Osaki.

What is the name of the book and when was it published?

Best Evidence, published January 31, 2018.

What’s the book’s first line?

“The photograph is several years old…” (from the poem, “My Father Holding Squash.”)

What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”.

“BEST EVIDENCE is a sparkling collection of lyrical and deftly-written poems. Its wide range means that there is something sure to appeal to the poetry lover in any reader. Osaki handles complicated family dynamics with the same dexterity as he approaches war and sex, masterfully describing the world in the way that only someone who has truly lived can.”

–Christine-Marie Liwag Dixon for IndieReader

What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event?

The poems in this book are inspired by personal past and present experiences, expressing hope through pain and loss.

What’s the main reason someone should really read this book?

I write to give voice to the disposed, the marginalized and the heartbroken.

“If you are looking to learn more about racial prejudice, war, and its resultant psychological aftereffects, this is definitely the book for you.”

— Online Book Club


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