Sour Heart

Sour Heart Description:

Centered on a community of immigrants who have traded their endangered lives as artists in China and Taiwan for the constant struggle of life at the poverty line in s New York City Zhang s collection examines the many ways that family and history can weigh us down and also lift us up From the young woman coming to terms with her grandmother s role in the Cultural Revolution to the daughter struggling to understand where her family ends and she begins to the girl discovering the power of her body to inspire and destroy these seven stories illuminate the complex and messy inner lives of girls struggling to define themselves

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

Dear Jenny, We Are All Find

Dear Jenny, We Are All Find Description:

Jenny Zhang s poems broadcast themselves with a surrealist anxiety Can t I be my own dream she asks The answer is always yes and always no With dizzying energy and intelligence Zhang forages through familial global and even anatomical configurations vainly outlining an identity that manifests only to shift and move restlessly on This book brings to mind a st century Whitman only female Chinese and profoundly scatological Elizabeth Robinson br br Author City BROOKLYN NY USA br br Jenny Zhang was born in Shanghai and raised in New York She is a graduate of Stanford University and The Iowa Writers Workshop DEAR JENNY WE ARE ALL FIND is her first book

Rating: 3.31 out of 5

Hags

Hags Description:

These hags these great beauties these mermaids who taunt who feast who slash who steal these succubae who cannot rest my mothers my sisters my unborn friends my keepers my guardians A brilliant essay on art identity and anger

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

The Selected Jenny Zhang

The Selected Jenny Zhang Description:

In the Emily Books original publication The Selected Jenny Zhang we re delighted to be offering the first collection of Jenny Zhang s work in ebook format including some work no longer available in print This collection features the chapbooks previously published as Dear Jenny We Are All Find and HAGS as well as the essay How It Feels br br HAGS was previously published by Guillotine Dear Jenny We Are All Find was previously published by Octopus How It Feels was previously published by The Poetry Foundation You can visit Jenny on the web at jennybagel com

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Why Were They Throwing Bricks

Why Were They Throwing Bricks Description:

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Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Glimmer Train Stories, #80

Glimmer Train Stories, #80 Description:

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Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Prelude

Prelude Description:

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Rating: 3.28 out of 5

The Iowa Review (Fall 2011)

The Iowa Review (Fall 2011) Description:

Edited by faculty students and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa the Iowa Review literary journal published three times per year seeks to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature br br It publishes a wide range of fiction poetry creative nonfiction translations photography and work in emerging forms e g graphic memoir by both established and emerging writers Work from its pages has been consistently selected to appear in the anthologies Best American Essays Best American Short Stories Best American Poetry The Pushcart Prize Best of the Small Presses and The PEN O Henry Prize Stories br br The Fall issue features legless uncles subcutaneous horns chow chow and picadilly relishes meatballs at the Trout Cafe ghosts on a bridge Dante for today and muezzins for tea There are poems stories and essays by Mary Jo Bang Andrew Feld Brett Fletcher Lauer Speer Morgan Jenny Zhang and more

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

Clock 3

Clock 3 Description:

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Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Through Clenched Teeth

Through Clenched Teeth Description:

em THROUGH CLENCHED TEETH em is an anthology of lyric writing by some of today s most exciting female identified voices The pieces are a violent rejection of patriarchal culture and coalesce around anger resistance otherness and shock br br As Adrienne Rich in her poem Natural Resources said I am tired of faintheartedness their having to be exceptional to do what an ordinary woman does in the course of things I am tired of women stooping to half our height to bring the essential vein to light br br So say we br br It s our visceral response to the election of Donald Trump to the Republican Party s repeated attempts to police women s bodies

Rating: 3.68 out of 5