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May 29, 2012
| ISBN 9780143121404
May 29, 2012
| ISBN 9781101584897
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May 29, 2012 | ISBN 9780143121404
May 29, 2012 | ISBN 9781101584897
A third collection from an award-winning poet, author of Sightseer in this Killing City, whose “gift is breathtaking” (Naomi Shihab Nye)
The themes of identity, relationships, and the poet’s sense of origin are at the heart of Eugene Gloria’s rich and captivating new collection. The title poem weaves together Japan’s sixteenth-century warlord Hideyoshi with a meditation about the poet’s father’s dementia; “Here on Earth” embraces post-racial America and the speaker’s own sense of displacement in the Midwest. In elegy and psalm, as well as ancient forms from Asia such as the haibun and pantoum, these elegant and passionate poems enact rage, civility, love, travel, and art as well as explore Gloria’s own fears of frailty and erasure.
Eugene Gloria was born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in San Francisco. He was educated at San Francisco State University, Miami University of Ohio, and the University of Oregon. His first collection of poetry, Drivers at the Short-Time Motel, was… More about Eugene Gloria
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