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POETRY

96 Pages, 5.5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.00 (CA $19.00) (US $14.00)

Publication Date: October 2011

ISBN 9780983368618

Rights: US & CA

Saturnalia Books (Oct 2011)

Price: $14.00
 
 

Overview

XING is about fraught crossings: East versus West, doubt versus belief, conformity versus individuality, the external world versus the internal one. These haunting, startling poems re-cast the world as we think we know it into playfully offbeat and idiosyncratic new molds. Using an array of idiosyncratic voices—an answering machine, a Sixties sanitation worker, a post-war refugee, a marionette, and the head and body of a mannequin, to name just a few—Kuan reinvents the speaker’s voice as an entity that is unfixed, fragmented, peripatetic, and endlessly pleasurable to hear.

Author Biography

DEBORA KUAN is the recipient of a Fulbright media arts scholarship (Taiwan), University of Iowa Graduate Merit Fellowship, and a Santa Fe Art Institute writer’s residency. She has also written about contemporary art for Artforum, Art in America, and elsewhere.