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In the Absent Everyday

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Poetry. Asian American Studies. As the first Tibetan-American poet to receive any substantial distribution, Dhompa opens U.S. poetry up to new modes of possibility in almost anything she does. "She is a terrific one, on any terms. Dhompa isn't just about bringing some new strands of thread into the American literary tapestry, she's out to reweave the whole thingRon Sillima

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Paperback, 81 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Apogee Press (first published 2005)
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I was having a hard time getting into this book until Tsering read a selection from it for my class. After hearing her read her own poems and explaining how reliant they are on breathing techniques from her home in Tibet, I went back through her book and found a new appreciation for her work.
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Thus far, it's been right next to my bed side-- the coveted spot. I've glanced through, and already excited to pick up on things I loved about the first collection: subtle gestures, delicate meditations, womanhood. Will keep you posted.
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really great book of poems!
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