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The Old Philosopher - by VI Khi Nao VI Khi (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 80

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: American

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Nightboat Books

Book theme: Asian American

Author: VI Khi Nao VI Khi

Language: English

Street Date: May 3, 2016
TCIN: 50644964
UPC: 9781937658489
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-8335


"The poems of The Old Philosopher are keen and bright; sharp like ice in winter, these seemingly fractured lines perform the strangest roles. I believe in all the wicked wisdom contained here. Vi Khi Nao risks much--she weights each line with deep spiritual and emotional resonance, yet the voice of the poems never fails to surprise. The opening section of quirky, lacerating lyrics give way to a deceptively quiet series of narrative poems that only serve to show how fully language can come to inhabit lived experience without compromising one stitch of poetry's power to de-center and disturb. The collection closes with a masterful prose sequence that fuses the various approaches of the poems that came before. Political, prayerful, peripatetic, the work of Vi Khi Nao feels so necessary, so intense, so immediately now."--Kazim Ali, Judge's Citation
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