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Author Chang, Victoria, 1970-

Title Circle / poems by Victoria Chang
Published Carbondale : Crab Orchard Review : Southern Illinois University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 63 pages)
Series Crab orchard series in poetry
Crab Orchard award series in poetry.
Contents On Quitting -- To Want -- Sarah Emma Edmonds -- Eva Braun at Berchtesgaden -- Lisa Fremont -- Yang Gui Fei -- Seven Reasons for Divorce -- On Sameness -- Year of the Bombshell -- Hong Kong Flower Lounge -- Man in the White Truck -- Preparations -- Kitchen Aid Epicurean Stand Mixer -- Edward Hopper Studies -- Hotel Room -- Office at Night -- Room in New York -- Before -- On Quitting -- Five-Year Plan -- The Laws of the Garden -- Five-Year Plan -- $4.99 All You Can Eat Sunday Brunch -- The Goal -- Chinese Speech Contest -- Holiday Parties -- An Evening at the Chinese Opera -- Morning Porridge -- At Lake Michigan -- There Is Something about the East Coast -- Golden Valley -- First Halloween -- Majority Rules -- Mostly Ocean -- Dragon Inn -- Limits -- Lantern Festival -- Flight -- The Tower of London -- Seven Changs -- Planting Tulips -- Instinct -- Damage -- Gamble House -- Human Inventory -- Limits -- Animal Models -- Taiwan Independence -- Grooming -- Face -- Meditation at Petoskey
Summary 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, betw
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Subject American poetry -- Asian American authors.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004023935
ISBN 0809388332 (electronic bk.)
9780809388332 (electronic bk.)