Hard Love Province
From a poet of “dazzling longing” (Los Angeles Times), a stunning new collection of haunting elegies and playful quatrains.
“Chin’s creativity as a poet is undeniable, as she physically shapes poems into images and breaks traditional forms” (International Examiner). Rich with emotional nuance and electric with high-flying verbal experimentation, the poems in Hard Love Province include love songs and elegies. Polyphonic and hard-hitting, they are at once elegant and raw, mournful and wry.
Beautiful moon the murderer begins to sing
The thief takes off his mask to smell the
A dirty girl’s face against a clear night pane
dreams of a strawberry pie at Marie Callendar’s
A junkie steals asters from a rich man’s grave
And spreads them on the modest mound of his
- 5.5 × 8.3 in
/ 96 pages
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Also by Marilyn Chin