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Birds of Paradise

Poems

By (author) Christine Kitano
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Lynx House Press, Spokane, WA, United States
Published: 23rd Jun 2011
Dimensions: w 152mm h 216mm d 14mm
Weight: 136g
ISBN-10: 0899241204
ISBN-13: 9780899241203
Barcode No: 9780899241203
Synopsis
A third generation Japanese American, Kitano writes with an eerie, clarified composure of her family's struggles--immigration, culture shock, internment--and of her own private struggle to understand them and herself. Her confident, beautifully crafted poems are suggestive of a mature poet at the top of her form; but, amazingly, this is her first book.

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Birds of Paradise is an apt title for the collection, as paradise exists only in the imagination . . . And, birds of paradise are only resemblances . . . The poems thus leave one feeling close and remote at the same time, estranged and yet familiar. -- Henry W. Leung * Lantern Review Blog *