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Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry

Dorothy J. Wang

Abstract

Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry argues against reductive modes of reading Asian American poetry. The book builds its case by focusing with great particularity on the writings of five contemporary Asian American poets who range in age from their early forties to late sixties—Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Chin, John Yau, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Pamela Lu—and whose poems represent a spectrum of literary styles, from expressive lyric to less transparently representational and more formally experimental. Each poet’s body of work is considered in ... More

Keywords: race studies, poetry, literary history, Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Chin, John Yau, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Pamela Lu, Asian American, cultural studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804783651
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804783651.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dorothy J. Wang, author