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Sky country : poems

Author: Christine Kitano
Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., [2017] ©2017
Series: American poets continuum series, v. 162.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Christine Kitano's second poetry collection elicits a sense of hunger-an intense longing for home and an ache for human connection. Channeling both real and imagined immigration experiences of her own family-her grandmothers, who fled Korea and Japan; and her father, a Japanese American who was incarcerated during WWII-Kitano's ambitious poetry speaks for those who have been historically silenced and displaced"--
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kitano, Christine, 1985- author.
Sky country
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2017
(DLC) 2017018707
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Kitano
ISBN: 9781942683438 194268343X
OCLC Number: 982465192
Description: 80 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: A Leaving --
Sky Country – Gaman --
February, 1943: Topaz Concentration Camp, Utah – Equinox --
I Will Explain Hope – Fireflies --
About the Trees --
Leaving California --
Before the Divorce, a Dry Thunderstorm – Ancestors --
Lucky Come Hawai'I --
Summer: Insomniac Stages Her Love --
Monologue of the Dental Assistant --
Insomniac in Winter --
Monologue of the Fat Girl --
Insomniac in Spring --
Choose Your Own Adventure: Go South --
Insomniac in Fall – Worship --
Insomniac Starts an Exercise Routine --
Years Later, Washing Dishes, A Vision --
The Night Before Your 28th Birthday – Roofing --
Bring in the Flowers Before the Santa Anas --
Autobiography of the Poet at Sixteen --
A Story with No Moral --
Friday Night Affair --
1942: In Response to Executive Order 9066, My Father, Sixteen, Takes --
Grandmother Tells Me a Story: Passing the Lake, Korea, 1952 --
Chicken Soup – Persimmons --
Earthquake Drills --
For the Korean Grandmother on Sunset Boulevard
Series Title: American poets continuum series, v. 162.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: by Christine Kitano.


Hungry for home and belonging, these poems re-imagine real and ideal experiences of immigration and displacement through Asian American perspectives.  Read more...
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"Combing cultural and personal history, Kitano is generous in revealing her family lore and the emotional politics of settlement and displacement. Meant to firmly focus and guide the reader, her Read more...

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