Oculus -- Sally Wen Mao

Staff Pick

Although all the poems in Oculus are beautiful and evocative, some of the most moving of these poems (and my personal favorites) feature the imagined narratives of famous Asian-American women. Sally Wen Mao takes advantage of poetry’s ability to suspend disbelief to create a wonderful series of poems that transcends time and space. For instance, she places Ana May Wong--the first Chinese-American female movie star--on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s or conversing with Bruce Lee, creating innovative poetry and exacting racial injustices by lending Wong a voice.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978259
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 15th, 2019