My Favorite Warlord

My Favorite Warlord

by Eugene Gloria
     
 

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A third collection from an award-winning poet whose "gift is breathtaking" (Naomi Shihab Nye)

The themes of identity, relationships, and the poet's sense of origin are at the heart of Eugene Gloria's rich and captivating new collection. The title poem weaves together Japan's sixteenth-century warlord Hideyoshi with a meditation about the poet's father's

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A third collection from an award-winning poet whose "gift is breathtaking" (Naomi Shihab Nye)

The themes of identity, relationships, and the poet's sense of origin are at the heart of Eugene Gloria's rich and captivating new collection. The title poem weaves together Japan's sixteenth-century warlord Hideyoshi with a meditation about the poet's father's dementia; "Here on Earth" embraces post-racial America and the speaker's own sense of displacement in the Midwest. In elegy and psalm, as well as ancient forms from Asia such as the haibun and pantoum, these elegant and passionate poems enact rage, civility, love, travel, and art as well as explore Gloria's own fears of frailty and erasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101584897
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Series:
Poets, Penguin
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
326 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Eugene Gloria was born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in San Francisco. He was educated at San Francisco State University, Miami University of Ohio, and the University of Oregon. His first collection of poetry, Drivers at the Short-Time Motel, was selected for the 1999 National Poetry Series and also won the Asian American Literary Award. Gloria is also the recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant, a Poetry Society of America award, and a Pushcart Prize. He teaches at DePauw University and lives in Greencastle, Indiana.

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