The Resource Afterland : poems, Mai Der Vang

Afterland : poems, Mai Der Vang

Label
Afterland : poems
Title
Afterland
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Mai Der Vang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Afterland is a powerful, essential collection of poetry that recounts with devastating detail the Hmong exodus from Laos and the fate of thousands of refugees seeking asylum. Mai Der Vang is telling the story of her own family, and by doing so, she also provides an essential history of the Hmong culture's ongoing resilience in exile. Many of these poems are written in the voices of those fleeing unbearable violence after U.S. forces recruited Hmong fighters in Laos in the Secret War against communism, only to abandon them after that war went awry. That history is little known or understood, but the three hundred thousand Hmong now living in the United States are living proof of its aftermath. With poems of extraordinary force and grace, Afterland holds an original place in American poetry and lands with a sense of humanity saved, of outrage, of a deep tradition broken by war and ocean but still intact, remembered, and lived."--Amazon.com
Member of
Awards note
Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, 2016.
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vang, Mai Der
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.A646
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • Refugees
  • Laos
  • POETRY / American
  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • Refugees
  • Laos
Label
Afterland : poems, Mai Der Vang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The author was awarded the Walt Whitman Prize, 2016, for the publication of this book of poetry, her first."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lima site
  • Transmigration
  • Toward home
  • Dear exile,
  • Matriarch
  • Beyond the backyard
  • Sojourn with snow
  • Original bones
  • The hour after stars
  • My attire is the kingdom
  • Another heaven
  • After all have gone
  • Grand mal
  • Last body
  • Gray vestige
  • Heart swathing in late summer
  • Meditation of the lioness
  • Days of '87
  • At birth I was given a book
  • Late harvest
  • Cipher song
  • Dear soldier of the secret war
  • I am the whole defense
  • Diadem on lined paper
  • Ear to the night
  • Phantom talker
  • This heft upon your leaving
  • Final dispatch from Laos
  • Terminus
  • I the body of Laos and all my UXOs
  • With animal
  • Ambush
  • Light from a burning citadel
  • A mouth and its name
  • To the longhorn Hmong
  • Mother of people without script
  • When the mountains rose beneath us, we became the valley
  • I shovel into the heart to find its naked face
  • Three
  • Crash calling
  • Thrasher
  • Progeny
  • The howler
  • Tilting our tears on a pendulum of salt
  • Offering the ox
  • Dear shaman,
  • Dressing the departed
  • In the swallow's breath it is you
  • Calling the lost
  • The spirit meal
  • Gathering the last of the dark
  • Your mountain lies down with you
  • Afterland
  • Water grave
  • Carry the beacon
  • To the placenta of return
  • Yellow rain
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9781555977702
Lccn
2016938843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947147147
  • (OCoLC)ocn947147147
Label
Afterland : poems, Mai Der Vang
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The author was awarded the Walt Whitman Prize, 2016, for the publication of this book of poetry, her first."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lima site
  • Transmigration
  • Toward home
  • Dear exile,
  • Matriarch
  • Beyond the backyard
  • Sojourn with snow
  • Original bones
  • The hour after stars
  • My attire is the kingdom
  • Another heaven
  • After all have gone
  • Grand mal
  • Last body
  • Gray vestige
  • Heart swathing in late summer
  • Meditation of the lioness
  • Days of '87
  • At birth I was given a book
  • Late harvest
  • Cipher song
  • Dear soldier of the secret war
  • I am the whole defense
  • Diadem on lined paper
  • Ear to the night
  • Phantom talker
  • This heft upon your leaving
  • Final dispatch from Laos
  • Terminus
  • I the body of Laos and all my UXOs
  • With animal
  • Ambush
  • Light from a burning citadel
  • A mouth and its name
  • To the longhorn Hmong
  • Mother of people without script
  • When the mountains rose beneath us, we became the valley
  • I shovel into the heart to find its naked face
  • Three
  • Crash calling
  • Thrasher
  • Progeny
  • The howler
  • Tilting our tears on a pendulum of salt
  • Offering the ox
  • Dear shaman,
  • Dressing the departed
  • In the swallow's breath it is you
  • Calling the lost
  • The spirit meal
  • Gathering the last of the dark
  • Your mountain lies down with you
  • Afterland
  • Water grave
  • Carry the beacon
  • To the placenta of return
  • Yellow rain
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9781555977702
Lccn
2016938843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947147147
  • (OCoLC)ocn947147147

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