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by John Yau

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Black Sparrow Press

ISBN: 978-1-57423-016-1
Pages: 250
Size: 5.9" x 9"
Published: January 1997
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Fifty-four poems in verse and prose by New York writer John Yau, who has been called “the most important Chinese-American poet of our time” (MultiCultural Review).

Yau has distinguished himself by his resistance to conventional discourse. This has taken Yau's work down some “startling thoroughfares,” as critic Edward Foster notes. “His ethnic background marks him as an outsider in America, but he is not interested in merely recording the terms of that exclusion. His work examines ways in which language has long been used, quite often subtly, to oppress and exclude.” Yau’s conducts us across wastes of “cities . . . fluttering with lost ghouls” to the place “inhibited shadows wait”. As one of his narrators say, “This, we tell ourselves, is the place where we must start.”

John Yau

John Yau is an award-winning poet and fiction writer who has been publishing art criticism since 1978. He is a professor of critical studies at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He served as the arts editor of The Brooklyn Rail from 2006 - 2011, and then began writing for Hyperallergic Weekend. In 2021, Yau was awarded the Rabkin Prize for excellence in visual arts journalism. His books of art criticism include In the Realm of Appearances: The Art of Andy Warhol and A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns, as well as monographs on Wifredo Lam, Thomas Nozkowski, Joe Brainard, Catherine Murphy, Richard Artschwager, Liu Xiaodong, and Kim Tschang-yeul. Yau's previous book from Black Sparrow Press include Edificio Sayonara, Hawaiian Cowboys, Forbidden Entries, My Symptoms, and My Heart is that Eternal Rose Tattoo