ISBN-10:
0809326183
ISBN-13:
9780809326181
Pub. Date:
03/28/2005
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Circle / Edition 3

Circle / Edition 3

by Victoria Chang
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Overview


Taking its concept of concentricity from the eponymous Ralph Waldo Emerson essay, Circle, the first collection from Victoria Chang, adopts the shape as a trope for gender, family, and history. These lyrical, narrative, and hybrid poems trace the spiral trajectory of womanhood and growth and plot the progression of self as it ebbs away from and returns to its roots in an Asian American family and context. Locating human desire within the helixes of politics, society, and war, Chang skillfully draws arcs between T’ang Dynasty suicides and Alfred Hitchcock leading ladies, between the Hong Kong Flower Lounge and an all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch, the Rape of Nanking and civilian casualties in Iraq.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809326181
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2005
Series: Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Victoria Chang’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The Nation, Virginia Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Threepenny Review, Best American Poetry 2005, and other publications, and she is the editor of the anthology Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation. She has earned degrees from the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and Stanford University, and is the recipient of a Bread Loaf Scholarship, a Kenyon Writer’s Workshop Taylor Fellowship, the Hopwood Award, and the Holden Minority Fellowship from the MFA program at Warren Wilson College. She resides in Los Angeles.

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