Although the poems in this collection are not narrative, they do present a narrative, gradually unspooling the tale of the poet's rebel aunt, who left the family to marry a Chinaman in the 1940s. It's an old story, full of poignancy, mystery, family pride, and doubt.When the aunt returns to die, the poet, now grown, discovers in herself the need to reclaim the connections that her family had severed. She travels to China several times -- to learn. Gradually, through wide-eyed, insightful poems, we see the poet rebuild with ...

All That Divides Us 2000, Utah State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780874212952