Greenhouses, Lighthouses

Product Number: EB00650578
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619320369
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
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"Perplexity and wonder are integral parts of Tung-Hui Hu's poetry, which is as elegant as it is surprising."-Rain Taxi "This fresh and unexpected poet extends the lyric into the social space without losing any of song's intensity or mystery."-Mark Doty "Tung-Hui Hu works magic on the page."-Linda Gregerson Weaving between the personal and cosmic I, Tung-Hui Hu's lyrics seek the "greenhouse"-a place of saturation, growth-as a poetic space to cultivate new modes through which our common language can once again illuminate and guide-"lighthouse." With minimalism and control, Greenhouses, Lighthouses draws subtly from photography, cinematography, and history to create haunting and memorable connections. From "A Gust of Wind": There is so much he wants to ask his strange new wife: how many lovers she has had, American or Provolone, and why sometimes, listening to her, he can hear the sound of a radiator breathing steam in a cold room. But it feels ridiculous to doubt her, so he finds a patch of grass in the open field and speaks to it, bending down and burring his words through the blades . . . Tung-Hui Hu, author of three books of poetry, earned his MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan and a PhD in film from University of California Berkeley. He teaches at the University of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Author(s): Tung-Hui Hu
Original Publish Date: May 04, 2013

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