Tina Chang’s poems address the problems of family and heritage, initially inhabiting formally patterned stanzas that mimic the boundaries and bonds that are her subject, and then opening into free(-er) verse as the collection progresses and tries to break out of what has been imposedboth narratively and technically. These are passionate and accessible poems, simple in diction and declaration, elegant in image and syntax.
|Publisher:||Four Way Books|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
TINA CHANG’s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Quarterly West, The Missouri Review, Indiana Review, Sonora Review, The Cream City Review, The Crab Orchard Review, among others. Her poems have been anthologized in Identity Lessons (1999) Poetry Nation (1998) and in Asian American Literature (2001) She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, Poets and Writers, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Van Lier Foundation, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and has held writing fellowships from Villa Montalvo, Fundacion Valparaiso, and The MacDowell Colony. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Table of Contents
Origin & Ash • Invention • My Father Dreams • Fish Story • Versions • Accident of Trees • Lessons in Sleeping • Entrance, Exit • Blueprint • Servitude • Hunger • Siren • Kneeling • Impossible Rapture • Giving the Girl • To Do Harm • Famine • Hearsay • Gou • Paradise • Libretto • Notes on Longing • Labor • Vanity • Curriculum • Part of the Forest • Eleven, America and Spain • The Unpainted Mouth • What the DEad Say • Seraphim • Half-Lit House • Naming the Light • Ambient Flight • Easter • Withholding • Inquiry of Sciences • Journal of the Diabetic Father • Ascebsion • The Burning • Stain • For • Letter to a Stranger