Burnings

Burnings

Description

Poetry. Asian American Studies. LGBT Studies. The poems of BURNINGS explore refugee culture, be the speaker a literal refugee from a torn homeland, or a refugee from his own skin, burning with the heat of awakening eroticism. In this world, we're all refugees from something. As two-time National Slam Champion Roger Bonair-Agard says: "Ocean manages to imbue the desperation of his being alive--with a savage beauty. It is not just that Ocean can render pain as a kind of loveliness, but that his poetic line will not let you forget the hurt or the garish brilliance of your triumph; will not let you look away. These poems shatter us detail by detail because Ocean leaves nothing unturned, because every lived thing in his poems demands to be fed by you; to nourish you in turn. You will not leave these poems dissatisfied. They will fill you utterly."


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Details

Author(s)
Ocean Vuong
Format
Paperback | 42 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 3mm | 77g
Publication date
15 Nov 2010
Publisher
Sibling Rivalry Press
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
0578070596
ISBN13
9780578070599
Bestsellers rank
732,554