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Half-Lit Houses

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Tina Chang's poems address the problems of family and heritage, initially inhabiting formally patterned stanzas that mimic the boundaries and bonds that are her subject, and then opening into free(-er) verse as the collection progresses and tries to break out of what has been imposed-both narratively and technically.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Four Way Books
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Prepare for the 2010 Poets Forum in New York City (October 28-30) by reading Chang's newest book of poetry, and check out the Poets Forum 2010 bookshelf for the latest collections by each of the poets participating in the Poets Forum. Happy reading!
I don't get the sentence structure, or the masses of associative, uninteresting images. This is probably just me.
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Tina Chang was born in Oklahoma, in 1969, to Chinese immigrants, who had met in Montreal, where her mother was working as a nurse and her father was earning his doctorate in physics. Chang moved with her family to New York City when she was a year old. As a child, Chang and her brother were sent to live with family in Taiwan for two years before returning to New York. She earned a BA at SUNY-Bingh ...more
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