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In her debut short collection, poet Kristin Chang bursts onto the page and into our consciousness like a dazzling, dizzying uproar: "I suck / until my teeth riot / with rot & I have nothing / left in my mouth to keep / quiet." Quiet Chang's speakers are not. In these nineteen poems, the body is personal and communal, hunter and hunted: "My mother says / women who sleep ...more
Paperback, 36 pages
Published October 31st 2018 by Black Lawrence Press (first published October 2018)
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“No smoke without a fire / to feed. No daughter / without a dad to knead, to beat / into batter & fry / gold with my touch.”
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I've been waiting for this book since I first read one of her poems. It was completely worth the wait and my favorite poetry collection of the year.
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Kristin Chang lives in New York and works for Winter Tangerine. Her poetry has been nominated multiple times for Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and Bettering American Poetry. She is the recipient of a 2019 Pushcart Prize in poetry and is a 2018 Gregory Djanikian Scholar. She has been published in The Margins (Asian American Writers' Workshop), Muzzle Magazine, Frontier Poetry, HEArt Online, The ...more