Racial Things, Racial Forms: Objecthood in Avant-Garde Asian American Poetry

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In "Racial Things, Racial Forms," Joseph Jonghyun Jeon focuses on a coterie of underexamined contemporary Asian American poets Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Myung Mi Kim, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and John Yau who reject many of the characteristics of traditional minority writing, in particular the language of identity politics, which tends to challenge political marginalization without contesting more fundamental assumptions about the construction of racial form. In the poets various treatments of "things" (that is, objects of art), ...

Racial Things, Racial Forms: Objecthood in Avant-Garde Asian American Poetry 2012, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9781609380861

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