The Year Of Blue Water

byYanyiForeword byCarl Phillips

March 26, 2019|
The Year Of Blue Water by Yanyi
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Winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize

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 converse with friends as much as with artists both living and dead, from Agnes Martin to Maggie Nelson to Robin Coste Lewis. This instructive collection gives voice to the multifaceted humanity within all of us and inspires attention, clarity, and hope through art-making and community.
Title:The Year Of Blue WaterFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.27 inShipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.27 inPublished:March 26, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300242646

ISBN - 13:9780300242645

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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