Miracle Fruit

Posted in Books, Media Archive, Poetry on 2013-06-29 19:01Z by Steven

Miracle Fruit

Tupelo Press
86 pages
9.1 x 6 x 0.3 inches
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9710310-8-1

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

As three worlds collide, a mother’s Philippines, a father’s India, and the poet’s contemporary America, the resulting impressions are chronicled in this collection of incisive and penetrating verse. The writer weaves her words carefully into a wise and affecting embroidery that celebrates the senses while remaining down-to-earth and genuine.

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Intimate: An American Family Photo Album

Posted in Asian Diaspora, Autobiography, Books, Media Archive, Monographs, Poetry, United States, Women on 2012-09-21 03:11Z by Steven

Intimate: An American Family Photo Album

Tupelo Press
April 2012
300 pages
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-932195-96-5
Clothbound ISBN: 978-1-936797-08-0

Paisley Rekdal, Professor of English
University of Utah

Intimate is a hybrid memoir and “photo album” that blends personal essay, historical documentary, and poetry to examine the tense relationship between self, society, and familial legacy in contemporary America. Typographically innovative, Intimate creates parallel streams, narrating the stories of Rekdal’s Norwegian-American father and his mixed-race marriage, the photographer Edward S. Curtis, and Curtis’s murdered Apsaroke guide, Alexander Upshaw. The result is panoramic, a completely original literary encounter with intimacy, identity, family relations, and race.

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