Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation

Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation

ISBN-10:
0252071743
ISBN-13:
9780252071744
Pub. Date:
05/28/2004
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press

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Overview

Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation

This exciting anthology of work by up-and-coming writers is the first to profile a new generation of Asian American poets. Building on the legacy of now-canonized poets, such as Li-Young Lee, Cathy Song, and Garrett Hongo, who were the first to achieve widespread recognition in the American literary community, this new generation also strikes off in bold new directions.

Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation gathers for the first time a broad cross section of the very best work of these young poets, all under the age of forty, including Timothy Liu, Adrienne Su, Sue Kwock Kim, Rick Barot, Brenda Shaughnessy, Mong-Lan, as well as less familiar names.

A foreword by Marilyn Chin puts the book in context of both Asian American national identity and history, and makes the important distinctions between generations clear. Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation opens the door on a dynamic, developing part of the poetic world, making it finally accessible to students, scholars, and poetry fans alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252071744
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxiii
Introductionxv
April 141
April 151
April 222
Soundtrack for Home Movie No. 32
Reading Plato5
Bird Notes6
Bonnard's Garden8
Occupations9
At Point Reyes10
American Adobo12
The Bronze Dove14
Ang Tunay Na Lalaki Stalks the Streets of New York16
Ang Tunay Na Lalaki Is Baffled by Cryptic Messages17
Ang Tunay Na Lalaki Visits His Favorite Painting19
The Sign Reads20
Swindled, I Left Everything21
I Remember Her, a Bowl of Water22
If There Is No Memory, It Did Not Happen23
What the Landscape Works For Is What I Have Left25
I Am in Unction Now27
Origin & Ash29
Invention31
Fish Story33
Versions34
Curriculum35
Journal of the Diabetic Father36
Manong Jose, While Cleaning His Last Window before Coffee, Sees Fielito and Is Pleased Though Wary39
When Fidelito Is the New Boy at School39
Grounding40
Carpenter Ants40
Nine Secrets the Recto Family Can't Tell the Boy41
Rite of Passage43
October: One Year Later45
First Light46
Because I Love You47
Woman Reading47
Measure49
Exposure50
The Pink House in Four Variations52
The Burning53
The Fox Hole56
The Most Beautiful Word56
Earth Cafeteria57
Longitudes59
Persephone60
In the Grips of a Sickness Transmitted by Wolves62
In the Binary Alleys of the Lion's Virus62
The Fire of Despair63
All the Aphrodisiacs64
Assiduous Rant65
During Bath67
Not Henry Miller but Mother68
Lot's Wife69
The Hen70
Bamiyan71
Early Morning under Persimmon73
Crevecoeur76
Train to Agra78
Spell80
The India of Postcards81
Two Women82
Alignment83
The Couple Next Door84
Hanji: Notes for a Paper-Maker86
Monologue for an Onion88
Montage with Neon, Bok Choi, Gasoline, Lovers & Strangers89
Coup de Grace92
An Evening Train93
The Assignation93
Winter94
Monologue with the Void94
Li Po Declines96
El Nino97
Be You Ever So Lonesome99
Ravine101
Field102
Letters102
Emerald World103
Overhearing Water105
Fishbone107
A Date with a Cherry Farmer108
Mouth Stories109
What I Learned from the Incredible Hulk110
Red Ghazal111
The Shirt His Father Wore That Day Was Wrinkled, Slightly112
From Rooftops, Kenji Takezo Throws Himself114
The Ocean Inside Him115
With Her at All Times Ethel Nakano Carried a Sledgehammer116
A Man Made Himself a Marionette117
Shelter119
Birthmark119
Translation120
This Poetry121
Losing a Memory122
Burial Practice124
Hotel Lullaby125
Circle (I)127
Circle (VI)128
Palinode128
Stupid129
Anniversary Song132
25% Pressure133
Death and the Maiden138
Transplanting139
Hope143
Dream Carp145
Rise148
Your One Good Dress148
Postfeminism149
Panopticon150
Interior with Sudden Joy151
The English Canon153
Female Infanticide: A Guide for Mothers154
Savannah Crabs155
Wedding Gifts156
Bird of Paradise Aubade with Bangkok Etching over the Bed158
Comings and Goings159
To My Cousin in Bangkok, Age 16162
Stillborn163
Winter Swim165
25th & Dolores168
Decor169
Korean Martyrs170
Venice, Unaccompanied170
Flatlanders172
The Philosopher in Florida174
Broughtonia175
Exile176
Moonlight Cocktail177
Invective178
Acknowledgments179
Contributors185
Index of Titles193

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