Book The Year of Blue Water / Yanyi ; foreword by Carl Phillips.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0300242646 9780300242645 :
Winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize Winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize"Weaves together descriptions of experiences of immigration as a Chinese-American and of racism, mental wellness, and gender from a queer and trans perspective."-Publishers Weekly2020 Lambda Literary Awards finalisttransgender poetry category How can a search for self-knowledge reveal art as a site of community? Yanyi's arresting and straightforward poems weave experiences of immigration as a Chinese American, of racism, of mental wellness, and of gender from a queer and trans perspective. Between the contrast of high lyric and direct prose poems, Yanyi invites the reader to consider how to speak with multiple identities through trauma, transition, and ordinary life. These poems constitute an artifact of a groundbreaking and original author whose work reflects a long journey self-guided through tarot, therapy, and the arts. Foregrounding the power of friendship, Yanyi's poems
Series title: Yale Series of Younger Poets
96 pages ; 21 cm.