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Close Reading of “Flush in the spirals of black holes”

This week, I really enjoyed reading Jenny Zhang’s poems. At first, I was a bit shocked because most of her poems reference things that are disturbing, controversial, or graphic, such as sex, abortions, and vomit. However, as I read more … Continue reading

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After Marilyn Chin   Say: Rêve   Say: The skyline drank strawberry lemonade from sky blue glasses. Say: You are aurora and I am the darkness you carry. Say: We saw the world in technicolor together. Say: I know you … Continue reading

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Queer(y)ing Parody

I found Dorothy Wang’s discussion of parody a useful framework for approaching John Yau’s Genghis Chan poems. It was a little dizzying to read so many different scholastic accounts of parody, but the key points which struck me were Hutcheon’s definition of parody … Continue reading

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