Yin: new poems

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Boa Editions, 1984 - Poetry - 85 pages
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User Review  - Kittylittle - Goodreads

I only like a few of these poems. The rest have not aged well. I cannot believe this won the pulitzer. Her later work is much better. Read full review


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About the author (1984)

Poet and critic Carolyn Kizer was born in Spokane, Washington, and educated at Sarah Lawrence College. She has spent a great deal of time studying in China. Influenced by the Chinese belief in yin and yang, Kizer writes about life's dualities - old and young, past and present, male and female. Exploring the woman poet's dilemma, women writers' contradictory position as "handmaidens/To our own goddess", Kizer also celebrates the paradoxes felt by women in a modern world. She has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize (1985) and a Poetry Society of America Frost Medal (1988). A skilled translator, she has done translations from Urdu, Macedonian, Yiddish, and, most notably, from Chinese - the great Tang poet Tu Fu and the love poems of a modern woman poet, Shu Ting.

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