Foreign Skin

Paperback | September 15, 2015

byKate Rogers

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"What does it mean to come to know a place when you are a foreigner - transformed and transforming - watching the birds, climbing the mountains, dreaming in whole-wheat phrases taken from the language of home? The idea of China (or at least a portion of China) comes into focus in these fine poems by Kate Rogers whose lamentation 'I must not capture/ the spirit of this place' becomes something of a love story wherein 'a new Alice for Asia' might also imagine herself as 'a girl/ in a flower boat' or a concubine who might 'step away ... to meet the blackbird's song'. Foreign Skin takes the reader along as a privileged companion on a journey worth taking." - John B. Lee

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"What does it mean to come to know a place when you are a foreigner - transformed and transforming - watching the birds, climbing the mountains, dreaming in whole-wheat phrases taken from the language of home? The idea of China (or at least a portion of China) comes into focus in these fine poems by Kate Rogers whose lamentation 'I mus...

Kate Rogers lectures in Literature and Media Studies at City University, Hong Kong. Her poetry about the Hong Kong protests has appeared in The Guardian and the Asia Literary Review. Other publication credits include the Kyoto Journal, ASIATIC: the Journal of English Language and Literature at the Islamic University of Malaysia, Contem...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:Quattro BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1987872010

ISBN - 13:9781987872019

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