Of Gods & Strangers (Paperback)

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A meditation on history and the imagination that bears witness to acts of genocide and to natural disasters in Ethiopia, Haiti, and Sri Lanka, Of Gods & Strangers interweaves lyrical, arresting accounts of our contemporary world with stories of “Empress Dowager” Tzu Hsi, last empress of China (1861-1908). An urgent reminder that poetry can offer us a social consciousness—“in my locked mouth an urge”—Of Gods & Strangers deftly traces the human dimensions of the “great modern machine,” looking to recover the present and its people through the past’s “faulty memory.”

About the Author

Author of Half-Lit Houses, TINA CHANG teaches at Sarah Lawrence and serves as Brooklyn Poet Laureate.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781935536178
ISBN-10: 1935536176
Publisher: Four Way Books
Publication Date: October 11th, 2011
Pages: 112
Language: English