Cycling with the Dragon

Product Number: EB00642523
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780889710849
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
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Cycling with the Dragon is a personal investigation of family,love, culture, self, and the helpless feeling of "smallness." Elaine Woo's poems take the form of the words that they speak: she forms an "o" for the buoy that is a child's safety-raft (found in the solitude of a notebook and Harriet the Spy), and weaves a poem about fearing snakes and dreams into a descending slither. Woo's poems weave meaning with form, writing in a pastiche of diverse poetic voices who are small by virtue of age or status (be they women, children, ethnic minorities or the creatures of nature). And like tenacious seeds they break through to reach the sun, to face an abusive parent, bullies, the pain of shyness, envy, or racism.

Author(s): Elaine Woo
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Jul 15, 2015

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