Noguchi Doing Time

 Noguchi Doing Time


 While it is true that at Poston

Isamu Noguchi was neither

fish nor fowl

not fully Japanese

and was in the internment camp voluntarily

None of those 

who had reason to not want him around had authority

to release him.


He was a perpetual


in a similar way Jackson Pollock

was portrayed as a cowboy

but was anything but

Except for the drinking


Two artists doing time

in ill-fitting Pigeonholes







Sandy Kinnee

New York

October 10, 2019




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