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Poetry. This is the second volume of poems from Chinese ex-patriot poet Ha Jin, who moved to the United States after the Tiananmen massacre. "These poems are unflinchingly lucid, luminous, brave, and the shadows faced in this book are faced with a powerful light"--Thomas Lux. His poems have appeared in journals such as AGNI and Poetry, and he holds a doctorate in American ...more
Paperback, 70 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Hanging Loose Press (first published 1996)
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Paul
I thought this book of poetry was pretty weak, and Jin was just rehashing tried and true themes without originality. He is a great writer, but I think he is much better at prose, with the exception of Wreckage.
Angel
A very nice collection of poetry that can be moving and inspiring at times. The author shows a good degree of humility in his subjects. His topics range from simple things to political events. I liked the poem about wanting to be a stone in a river; it was simple, but it had some rich imagery as well. I am glad I got to read this collection, and I would be happy to read more by this author.
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Jamey
Touching and genuine.
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Ha Jin is the pen name of Xuefei Jin, a novelist, poet, short story writer, and Professor of English at Boston University. Ha Jin writes in English about China, a political decision post-Tiananmen Square.
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