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Power made us swoon : poems / Brynn Saito.

Power made us swoon : poems

Saito, Brynn, 1981- author. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781597099912 (softcover : acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: 79 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Red Hen Press, [2016]

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"Guided by the character of the Woman Warrior--witty, swift, and ruthless in her wonder--readers of Brynn Saito's second collection of poetry traverse the terrain of personal and historical memory: narrative poems about family, farming towns, girlhood, and bravery are interspersed with lyric poetry written from the voice of a stone found in a Japanese American internment camp during the wartime incarceration. What can be known, through poetry, about a history that remains silenced? And what are the forces shaping an American life in the 21st century? Car accidents, patriarchy, television, and media fall under this poet's gaze, along with the intergenerational reverberations of historical trauma. As with The Palace of Contemplating Departure, Saito's first award-winning collection, Power Made Us Swoon, strives for wonder, and speaks--in edgy and vulnerable tones--of the fraught journey toward a more just world. "Learn to lie to survive," sings the woman warrior, speaking on the themes of resiliency and survival. "Learn to outlast the flame / learn the art of surprise.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: American poetry > Asian American authors > 21st century.

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