An aquarium: poems

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Graywolf Press, Nov 6, 2008 - Poetry - 63 pages
9 Reviews
From "Abalone" to "Zooxanthellae," Jeffrey Yang's debut poetry collection is full of the exhilarating colors and ominous forms of aquatic life. But deeper under the surface are his observations on war, environmental degradation, language, and history, as a father--troubled by violence and human mismanagement of the world--offers advice to a newborn son.

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User Review  - Karlo Mikhail - Goodreads

A mixed bag where poems that are plainly pointless and banal, senseless poems that are infected by a post-structuralist inspired incomprehensibility, and poems that are memorably playful, politically ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jad - Goodreads

The most recent book I bought. The world is an aquarium and the view is exhilarating. This book can easily go straight to the five stars. Read full review

Contents

Abalone
3
Anemone
4
Aristotle
5
Barnacle
6
Clownfish
7
Coelacanth
8
Crab
9
Dinoflagellate
10
Garibaldi
16
Google
17
Holothurian
18
Intelligent Design
19
Jellyfish
20
Jiang Kui
21
Kelp
22
Lionfish
23

Dolphin
11
Eel
12
Flounder
13
Foraminifera
14
Gamba
15
Lobster
24
Manatee
25
Mola Mola
26
Copyright

About the author (2008)

Jeffrey Yang is a poet, translator, and editor at New Directions Publishing Corp. He is the translator of East Slope by Su Shi, and his poetry has appeared in The Nation, Tin House, and elsewhere. He lives in Beacon, New York.

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